Who are we?
We are what we are--Lutherans who believe the Bible--and it shows! We have a structured worship service with songs, Scripture readings, a sermon and prayers. Preaching is upbeat, explaining the Bible and applying it to our daily lives.
Our people are friendly and interested in both the Lord and you!
Where is Green Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church Located?
We are located at 1799 Wigwam Parkway in Henderson about 1/2 mile north of Valle Verde and I-215.
When are services held?
Worship is held every Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:30 am from Labor Day until Memorial Day.
Worship is held every Sunday at 9:00 am and 10:30 am from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
We also have a service on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm.
What is your worship service like?
Every church has its own unique style of worship. As with any church you’re not familiar with, you should expect it to take at least a couple Sundays to become accustomed to our worship of Jesus. We make our worship as easy-to-follow as possible. Each week an outline of the service is printed in our service folder along with hymnal page references. The readings are also printed there for you. Of course, you’re always welcome to bring along your own Bible. Our worship is liturgical, which means we have a set order of worship every week. Music is an important part of our worship. Through our music we express our thanks to God for his wonderful salvation. Our powerful hymns remind us of the many wonderful things our Savior has done for us and for our salvation. They take some time to learn, but once you’ve learned them you’ll never forget them!
What is a liturgy?
The liturgy is our order of service. Our worship contains many of the same elements as that of the early Christian church. It includes the following:
The Confession of Sins: We confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his law, and we plead for his mercy.
The Announcement of Forgiveness: The pastor announces the forgiveness of sins won for us by the perfect life and innocent sufferings and death of Jesus, our Savior.
A Song of Praise: These songs of praise remind us of the wonderful things God has done for us, not the least of which is the salvation he gives through Christ.
Prayer of the Day: The Church brings her concerns and prayers to a loving Father in heaven, who has shown great mercy and promised to hear our cries for help.
Scripture Readings: The pastor reads three selections from the Bible. They usually include one selection from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament epistles (letters), and one from the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John).
Sermon: The pastor offers instruction and encouragement in a sermon, usually based on one of the three readings. Expect to hear God’s guidance for dealing with the problems of life, along with the promises of forgiveness and eternal life in heaven through Jesus.
Response to the Word: We respond with offerings and prayers for the things God has promised us and for strength to do what he has asked.
Holy Communion: Currently we celebrate Holy Communion on every first and third Sunday of the month. Before communing, however, we ask our visitors to please speak with the pastor.
Final Blessing: We hear one last assurance of God’s guidance and love.
What if I use a wheelchair, or have special vision or hearing needs?
Large print copies of the order of worship service are available from our ushers. We also have a PA system that ensures the service can be heard. We have a number of wheelchair accessible parking spaces, and our building is also wheelchair accessible. If you need any other assistance while you are at Green Valley Evangelical Lutheran, please let us know!
What about my children?
We love to have children and families worship together! We have children too. You and your family may sit anywhere you like. Sometimes, however, it gets a bit hard for little ones to sit through a service. That’s why you’ll find a nursery with a window that permits you to observe the service on the right side of the sanctuary. It’s a good place for children to regain their composure and then rejoin us for worship. You can ask an usher to help you find it. Our nursery is staffed by a church member during the 10:30 services on Sundays.
Do you have a Sunday school?
Yes, we do! Sunday school starts at 9:15. All children (from three-year-olds to 8th graders) meet for an hour of Bible stories, lessons and song.
While the children are at Sunday School, parents are encouraged to attend our Adult Bible Study which is offered at the same time in the Fellowship Hall.
Are there refreshments after the service?
Yes! We do offer coffee, juice and baked goods after each service. Please join us, we welcome the chance to get to know you.
How do I find out more about your teachings or church membership?
If you would like to read more about our beliefs and practices, click here.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please speak with one of our pastors.