Our worship has a rich and vibrant history that spans across numerous traditions; traditions which draw their inspiration from a diverse variety of countries, communities, and media. Services, whether they be on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings, include music from the Taizé community in France, videos from families in the congregation and community, art from local and national artists, and sermons bridging a variety of topics.
We sing and play a wide variety of worship music including classic masterworks, hymns, gospel music, and songs from all over the world! Faith is fortunate to have our FLC Choir, Resurrection Brass, and Contemporary Worship Instrumentalists to worship and sing with us. You don't have to be a church member to share your talents with us; we welcome anyone with a love of music to sing and play with us! Contact Luke Nicolay, our Director of Worship and Music if you're interested.
Faith Lutheran also provides a space for several local music groups such as Uncle Dad's, the Chico Children's Choir, the Music Teacher's Association, North Valley Chamber Choir, and more! We also enjoy collaborating with other churches, so please reach out to us if you are in need of a facility in which to rehearse, or have a collaborative event in mind. We hope that you will come and join us!
In-person worship is postponed until it is safer to meet face to face. We continue to worship together online Sundays at 9:30 AM.
Because of the Coronavirus, Sunday worship times are subject to change in 2020 and 2021. Live, in-person service takes place Sunday mornings. Online worship is available each Sunday.
Ecumenical Prayer & Supper – Annual
Dinner, followed by worship with various congregations in Chico.
Taizé Prayer and Labyrinth Walk – Seasonal
Worship and contemplative prayer using the elements of walking the Labyrinth and confession.
Ash Wednesday – Spring
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.
Wednesdays in Lent – Spring
Gather with community churches to share ecumenical Wednesday-evening suppers with great food and inspiring worship.
Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) – Holy Week
Gather with palms in the courtyard and process into worship, led by the cross.
Maundy Thursday – Holy Week
Holy Communion with foot washing and Stripping of the Altar.
Good Friday – Holy Week
Adoration of the cross.
Vigil of Easter – Holy Week
Lighting of the Paschal flame and candle, vigil reading, and song. Baptism, Holy Communion, followed by celebration.
Easter Day – Holy Week
Two services with Holy Communion led by choir, brass, contemporary musicians and organ, plus an egg hunt for the kids!
Day of Pentecost – May
Two services with Holy Communion led by choir, brass, contemporary musicians and organ.
Ember Days – September, December, March
Prayerful, seasonal reflection and attention to how God is revealed in creation; allowing nature and seasonal cycles to inform our understanding of God and of ourselves.
St. Francis Blessing of the Animals – October
Blessing of the Animals in the courtyard.
All Saints Day – November
Bring photographs, place flowers, light candles, pray, and sing to remember our loved ones. Service concludes with a blessing at the Columbarium.
Women’s Thankoffering Sunday
The women of our congregation (and the ELCA) collect what they’ve saved for the year and is given to the WELCA organization.
Wednesdays in Advent – November, December
Gather for evening suppers and inspirational worship.
Advent Workshop – December
Faith’s coup de grâce; arts, crafts, music and worship during our Advent season, including gift wrapping, chili cook-offs, and fun for everyone.
Christmas Eve – December 24
Children’s Service: Holy Communion service especially for children followed by concert of choral and organ music. Candlelight Service: Holy Communion with candle-lighting and song.
Christmas Day – December 25
Casual worship the morning of Christmas.