Living Word Lutheran Church

Living Word Lutheran Church

Who We Are

All are welcome!

We're a progressive congregation that focuses on God's love for all people, and how we partner to do God's work in the world.

Our mission: living in God's grace, caring for ALL people, sharing God's love, we ARE Living Word!

Casual, Creative, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive

Community Service

Traditional Hymns

Lutheran (ELCA)




Our Services

What to Expect

What are services like?
Traditional liturgy accompanied by a lively ensemble and spirited singing. Currently our worship space is in a former farm building, with very live acoustics. Biblical storytelling, interactive children's sermons, prayers from the people, and the music ensemble add multi-sensory elements to a traditional format.

What is the community like?
We are a very friendly congregation, both in personality and profession. We strive to create a richly diverse, inclusive community of people from various backgrounds and at various places along a spiritual journey.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We love questions and spiritual seekers, and we may not have answers for you but we are committed to walking with you through those questions and praying for you that God will have enough "answers" to keep you invested in a life of faith.


Lori Ruge-Jones

Lori Ruge-Jones

Lori Ruge-Jones is a pastor because she just can’t do anything else. She particularly enjoys leading worship and Bible studies, and the privilege of walking with people through the most significant times of their lives. She is energetic and creative—a musician, a storyteller, a curious learner. She is equally passionate about spending time with her family: her partner, Phil, and their children, Luisa and Lucas.

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