SWCA Synod Worship Services

Welcome to worship in the chapel of the Lutheran Center in Glendale. We find ourselves in a remarkable situation, in which the danger of contagion with the novel coronavirus has required the cancellation of of worship in most of our ELCA churches in the Southwest California Synod. As your bishop, I want you to have every opportunity to join with others in prayer, song, and thanksgiving, to God’s protection in this time. You can watch in a small group, with your spouse or family, or entirely by yourself. The bulletin and hymns are linked below for download or print out, and you can follow the hymns if you have the ELW “cranberry” hymnal – but the service is easy to follow.

You may be by yourself, but when you pray with, you are joining the whole church in our synod, our nation and throughout the world. 


Sunday, March 22 – 4th Sunday in Lent

Eucharist Service from the Lutheran Center in Glendale

4 Domingo de Cuaresma – Sinodo del Suroeste de California

Eucharist Service (English) (Spanish)

People’s Bulletin (English) (Spanish)

Gathering Song: “Be Thou My Vision” (ELW 793)
Hymn of the Day: “Dearest Jesus, at Your Word” (ELW 520)
Sending Song: “Healer of Our Every Ill” (ELW 612)

Sunday, March 15 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

Eucharist Service from the Lutheran Center in Glendale

People’s Bulletin

Gathering Song: “Come to Me, All Pilgrims Thirsty” (ELW 777) 
Hymn of the Day: “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” (ELW 611)
Sending Song: “Oh, That the Lord would Guide My Ways” (ELW 772)


  1. Evelyn Murray says

    Thank you for your foresight and for preparing this service. Thank you for discussing and praying for the real issues that many are facing and/or may face. This was a meaningful service. My heart is blessed and full.

  2. Ellen Jennrich says

    Thanks for a wonderful worship time again. Such a comforting and encouraging way to keep us together in this crazy time of new ways of doing life!

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