What to Expect at Lakewood Anglican
We meet for worship at 11:15 AM every Sunday in the sanctuary of Gethsemane Lutheran Church on the corner of Madison and Saint Charles.
You can park in the lot between the church and Citizen’s Bank or use street parking on Madison, Belle or Saint Charles and enter through the center doors by the bell tower.
Lakewood Anglican’s Church Service
The service typically lasts from 11:15 AM until 12:35 PM and is very interactive. You’re welcome to join us after church for casual conversation, coffee and snacks!
If you’re familiar with The Book of Common Prayer, you’ll recognize our service. If not, it’s easy to follow! There’s a printed Order of Service each week that guides you through the prayerbook, and Father Sean references page numbers often in case you lose your spot.
We worship and learn through song (typically led by organ or piano), Bible readings and a Jesus-centered sermon. In the second part of our worship, we pray for the world, confess our sins, and receive Communion – bread and wine, just as Jesus ate in his final meal before dying on the cross – as a way to celebrate that Jesus died and rose again as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world (see what else we believe).
Kids and Worship
Children of all ages and stages are welcome at Lakewood Anglican. We believe the statement “God put the wiggle in children.” God designed them to worship, too!
We don’t expect your kids to be “perfect” during church; ours aren’t! But you can check out the tips in the back of the bulletin to help you and your children get the most out of the service.
There are children’s bulletins, bags of markers and crayons located in the entry to help engage them during the service. For kids 3 and under, there’s a nursery in the back of the church provided through Communion. Parents can take children over 3 years old to the “Blue Room” off of the sanctuary if they need a break, where the sermon can still be heard. Lakewood Anglican’s children’s ministries are led by volunteers with the Ministry Safe certification.
Lakewood Anglican is a small congregation, but we’re constantly growing! Our average Sunday attendance is 60 people, so if you’re looking for anonymity, this might not be the place for you.
Although our worship style is more traditional, we wear what’s honoring to God and comfortable to worship in (particularly in the summertime with not air conditioning. For some, that means jeans; for others, a suit or dress. We hope you’ll feel comfortable regardless of your clothing decision.