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Festivals + Sundays

Celebrating carnival togetherContact Pastor Dan Senter for more information.
925-283-3722 ext. 1

Your Sunday Sacred Experience

Sunday mornings are designed to provide an experience of the sacred using language, stories, reflections, experiences, and music that are accessible and relevant. We have weekly services that follow seasonal themes and a few Festival Sundays each year that weave spiritual insights into cultural celebrations to add deeper levels of meaning to the holidays we all love and enjoy.  All of these experiences are a way we give expression to our Identity Statement.

Read below for more information about our:


Ongoing Activities

Sunday Morning Worship

We design each of our gatherings on Sunday morning to reflect our commitment to the life and teachings of Jesus as well as exploring language that makes sense for today.  We offer a seasonal approach that provides variety and matches both the natural seasons and the major religious seasons that rotate throughout the liturgical year.  

Music is led by organ, or piano, guitar, and drums, depending on the genre. Songs are selected from various sources including, The Lutheran Hymnal (ELW), With One Voice, music resources from other denominations, the contemporary Christian genre and a variety of additional sources including spirituals, gospel, and global music.

Click here to access to recordings of weekly messages.

Click here for Sunday's bulletin.

Click here for Sunday's announcements.

Festival Sundays

Our festivals pay attention to the cultural celebrations or issues that connect us to the human experience. Each festival is filled with moments of reflection and interaction that allow you to explore meaning, and to experience the joy that is birthed when we each lean into life. Festivals usually make use of special sets, art, outside music groups, and projects stations for kids.

Our next festival is OSLC Pride Sunday on January 28 at 9:30 a.m.

Our festivals include: Reformation 500 - OSLC Pride - Earth Day 

Our Carnival Festival (see photo to left from our 2015 Carnival) used the music of Dixieland Jazz and the creative use of the Carnival mask to help participants explore how to bring their full self to life. It was a Sunday full of great rhythm, colorful faces, and of course a necklace full of beads to take home. Featuring musical guest: LaSalle Street Jazz Band.

Click here to see this year's brochure with more information about each of the festivals. 



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