Children in Worship

Children in Worship

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me!”

Children of all ages are always welcome to worship with their families, and they get to participate in various ways during our worship services!

Sing – Children can sing many of the songs and responses. Children’s music ensembles offer their gifts every month in worship.

Pray – Even very young children can learn to offer their prayers during worship.

Listen – During the children’s message, the Pastor will share a story that connects to the readings or theme of the day.

Create & Play – Busy Bags are available for very young children to play with and the Nursery is available for little ones to wiggle and play.

The “Creation Station” is a special area just for kids where they can draw, read, or create something in response to the children’s message. Kids can offer their creative gifts during the offering before rejoining their family for holy communion.

WHLC’s Wednesday Family-Friendly Worship places a special emphasis on student leadership. At these informal services, kids get to do the readings from the Holy Scriptures, help with prayers, partake in a message and share musical gifts. The message for each week also ties into the lectionary and the lessons students will learn in the Faith Formation classes.

Our nursery offers a welcoming environment for young children, birth through 5 years old. Comfortable chairs, changing facilities, and a “toddler-sized” restroom are also available. The nursery is staffed during Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. and during Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.