Worship

Weekly Worship

Memorial offers two weekly worship services of Holy Communion :
  • Saturday at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday at 9:00 am

Music Ministries

In liturgical worship the voice is the primary instrument. In addition to assembly singing, an adult choir for those in high school and above assists with Sunday worship twice a month from September through May. Special vocal music offerings fill in occasionally during the summer months and Saturdays during the year. All are welcome to join the choir which rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm during the school year.

Handbells enhance our worship services. An adult handbell choir assists with worship once a month. Children learn the basics of ringing handbells and chimes through Sunday School and age-grouped ensembles.

Our music ministries are directed by Lois Theesfield. Please contact Lois with your questions or interest. loistfield@gmail.com

Special Services

Please keep an eye on the calendar for information on upcoming special services.

Additional special worship services during the year include:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Lent Midweek Worship on Wednesdays
  • Holy Week Worship
  • Baccalaureate
  • All Saints
  • Children’s Christmas Worship
  • Christmas Vespers
  • Christmas Eve
Lit Candles

Baptisms

Baptisms are special and communal. Holy Baptism is offered during Saturday worship and a few Sundays.

Parents or adults wishing to schedule a baptism at Memorial are encouraged to call the church office at 515-382-6509. The pastor will meet to answer any questions about Lutheran Baptism and help to find a date to celebrate the sacrament.

Weddings

Blessings on your engagement! Below are some basic wedding policies. Please call the church office to talk about scheduling pre-marriage counseling with the pastor, ceremony scheduling and other details.

For Members:

  • Members may schedule a wedding as far in advance as desired.
  • All Saturday weddings can start no later than 2:00 pm due to Saturday worship.
  • There is no cost for pre-marriage counseling with the pastor.
  • The cost for holding a wedding at Memorial is $240.

For Non-Members

  • A non-member wedding can be scheduled no more than six months in advance of the wedding date.
  • All Saturday weddings can start no later than 2:00 pm due to Saturday worship.
  • The cost for a non-member wedding is $450 which includes mandatory pre-marriage counseling with the pastor.