Retirement Ministries

Celebration Lutheran Church leads weekly mini-worship services at Meridian Hills and once-a-month worship at Willow Gardens (both local retirement communities).  Retirement ministers read lessons, lead songs (to prerecorded music), serve communion, and provide fellowship.  Although the 20-minute service is brief, our retirement congregational members eagerly anticipate these services. Many of our retirement ministers have found this work so fulfilling that they have served the retirement community for several years.  Even so, new leaders are encouraged to participate in this rewarding opportunity.  Training in the form of job shadowing and written notes is provided, but according to our Retirement Ministry Coordinator, a retirement minister’s duties can best be compared to “a loving visit to your grandparents for half an hour.”  If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, give us a call at 253- 848-1098.  We would be happy to take you on a trial run so that you can see what it’s all about.