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Welcome to Glen Cary

We are happy to have you here and look forward to meeting you. Here is some information to help you get started.

What do services typically look like?
At Glen Cary, our Sunday morning  service follows the Lutheran liturgy. Many variations of hymns and music are used throughout the year.

Worship with us: One worship service is held at 9:30 a.m.  

Unless special events are occurring, worship occurs in the Worship Center. Following worship, refreshments are served in the fellowship hall. As you enter Glen Cary on a Sunday morning, greeters are located at the main entrances to help orient you to these locations.

How will I know what to do during the service?Service information such as prayers and song lyrics will be projected on the screen.  You will also receive a printed bulletin containing the service order.

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How do people dress for worship?
Our community gatherings are relatively casual and you are welcome as you are. Some people dress up (dress pants and/or skirts with nice shirts or sweaters) and others wear jeans and sweatshirts. It's up to you!

​What do I do with my kids?
Children are welcome to attend worship with you. There is a Pray-ground space in the front, right-hand corner of the sanctuary with busy bags, coloring supplies, toys, and books, which can be used in that space or brought back to your seat. There are also play spaces in the Narthex  for kids to play in while you listen to the service. Refer to our Children's Ministry page and Children in Worship - FAQ for more ways your kids can be involved at Glen Cary! 

What about youth?
Youth are welcome to worship on Sundays,  See our pages on Confirmation and Senior High Ministry for more information! The Youth room (down the hall to the right of the sanctuary) is open on Sundays where the youth can find comfy seating, games, and prayer space.

I have hearing or mobility concerns. What accommodations do you have?
Hearing assistance devices are available to borrow from the sound booth. The sound booth is located in the back of the sanctuary on the left hand side (if you are facing the altar). At this time, we do not have ASL interpretation at our services, except by request.

Our building is handicap accessible, with flush entries and spaces for wheelchairs and walkers located throughout the sanctuary. If you are in need of additional accommodations for worship, please call the church office so we can arrange them for you. 

Who can receive Holy Communion?
Holy Communion is the gift of God's presence, love, and forgiveness. It is given for you! Everyone is welcome to come and receive, regardless of age, denomination, or whether you consider yourself a church-goer at all. Children can receive the elements or a blessing, at their parents' discretion.  If you are interested in learning more, classes are held during Lent.  First Communion is celebrated at the Maundy Thursday service. 

During the service, ushers will direct you to the communion rail to receive the elements. Many people kneel, but it is not necessary, especially if you have mobility issues. If you are unable to come up to the rail, let your usher know, and communion can be brought to you at your seat. 

How do I become a member at Glen Cary?
To become a member, start by contacting the church office (see contact information below). After filling out an information form, you are invited to a New Member's lunch to learn more about the mission and ministry of Glen Cary Lutheran Church. 

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