What to Expect
Even in this time of pandemic, Forest Lake is traditional, yet relaxed. Every Sunday we livestream our worship service. And when it is possible to gather in person on Sunday mornings, you can expect to see people of every age. People will be dressed in everything from jeans to suits. We use printed bulletins to allow the congregation to participate in worship. Masks are required and, while we benefit from having wonderful soloists and special music, congregational singing will not be allowed until medical experts determine it is safe for everyone. Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers. And, our worship time includes a Time with Young Disciples, after which children first grade and below may, if their parents choose, either leave for Children’s Church or stay with their parents in the sanctuary. For now, our educational and faith formation opportunities happen in small groups. We call our Adult small groups H3 Groups (for Head, Heart and Hands in the service of Jesus Christ). More information about these small groups and other opportunities for study and service may be found on our website under Our Ministries.
Worshipping God each week, either in person or via live stream, is the spiritual practice that keeps our lives in focus. It is difficult to train ourselves to see people and events as God sees them without God’s help. If you feel far from God, consider making weekly worship a priority.