Our worship service with communion is based on our Lutheran background and uses a traditional liturgy with a blend of traditional hymns and more contemporary music. God’s word is proclaimed through scripture readings and a sermon by our Pastor. A member of the congregation serves as Assisting Minister.
We welcome all people to Holy Communion. Bread and wine serve as the hosts through which we receive God’s forgiveness and mercy. We celebrate Holy Communion by intinction, first receiving a wafer and then dipping the wafer into either wine or grape juice. A common cup of wine is also available.
The church and its facilities are accessible and hearing assistance devices are available from the ushers.
We are a loving congregation striving to live our lives in faith, trusting in God’s love. Our traditional services are joyful, inspiring and heartfelt, and all visitors are truly welcomed. Shepherd of the Lake and its members support and serve at many local ministries including Habitat for Humanity, the Good Samaritan Center, Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries, the Good Shepherd Center and The Neighborhood. There are many volunteer opportunities in Worship (Asst. Minister, Lector, Alter Guild, Usher, Choir, Communion Asst., etc.), Inreach (prayer groups, card ministry, member support, bible study, etc.) and Outreach (local social agencies, local disaster relief, ELCA missions, etc.).