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Worship Services

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Sunday Worship Services are at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.


At Nazareth, coming together to Worship God as a community is an important part of helping us to grow in our mission:  "Living together in God's amazing grace, we invite all people to know Christ, grow in Christ and make Christ known."  All are welcome.  Come as you are!


The 9:00 a.m. Worship Service typically features hymns, organ music, an ensemble of Worship Leaders, a Children's Sermon, and the Nazareth Choir.


The 10:45 a.m. Worship Service typically features a full band of Worship Leaders including vocalists, drums, keyboard, guitar and bass.


Communion generally is offered on the 1st and 4th Sundays of each month at both services.  The Lord's Prayer and the Apostle's Creed are often included within both worship services as well.


The message shared by the Pastor or teacher each Sunday is similar from one service to the other.


With questions about Worship at Nazareth, please email

Nazareth hosts several different speakers, each with their own style, vantage point, and voice. Through the pastors and speakers, we encourage and equip people of the congregation to lead their families, businesses, and communities in gospel-centered relationships and practices.


You can watch our

Sunday Messages here.


You can watch our

Stories of God at Work here.

At Nazareth, there are many different opportunities to engage in worship via music.


Nazareth Choir

The Nazareth Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Chapel.  This is a choral ensemble designed to serve vocalists from ages 13-102 (and beyond) who are called to serve in worship by enhancing the spoken word with beautiful song.  We offer opportunities to participate in weekly worship. Directed by Dr. Nicki Toliver and assisted by Nathaniel Parrish, this special ministry family supports a safe learning environment for the developing voice of any age and does not require an audition. Come one; come all, with a servant's heart!  New members welcomed anytime! Contact Dr. Nicki Tolliver for more information at


Small Ensemble Worship Band

Rehearsals for the small ensemble worship band are generally Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. This ensemble normally uses vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, bass and drums.  Contact Nathaniel Parrish, Director of Music Worship Arts, at for more information.


Full Worship Band

Rehearsals for the full worship band are generally Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. This band uses vocals, muliple guitars, keyboards, drums and bass. Members serve on a rotating basis.  Contact Jordan McDonald, Director of Music and Worship Arts, at for more information.


Bell Choir

The Carillon Ringers is an adult bell choir that rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Room 207. Led by Nathaniel Parrish, this ensemble presents special music on several Sundays throughout the year.


For more information on Bell Choirs or to sign up, contact Nathaniel Parrish, Director of Music and Worship Arts, at for more information.


Special Music, Instrumental and Vocal

We are always looking for vocalists and instrumentalists who wish to participate either as a soloist or within an ensemble for any of our worship services.  Email Nathaniel Parrish at if you wish to be included in such a capacity on an as-needed basis.

Nazareth's worship and music ministry team has many opportunities for non-musicians to participate in Sunday morning services.  At each of our services, we rely on volunteers to assist with greeting, ushering, serving communion, and reading Scripture.  If you are interested in joining one of the teams below as a way to serve during one or more of the Sunday morning worship services, contact Nathaniel Parrish, Director of Music and Worship Arts, at for more information.



This team serves by welcoming congregation members, guests and visitors as they arrive each Sunday morning at NAZ.  Some members also assist with gathering the offering and assisting with other worship-related responsibilities.


Communion Servers

This team assists with worship by serving communion to congregation members and guests.  Training is provided.


Scripture Readers

This team provides worship support by reading an assigned Scripture passage at the opening of each worship service.


Tech Team

This team is responsible for assisting with the worship service from a technical prospective including running the sound board and slide shows.  Contact Technology and Media Coordinator Hannah Hilgenkamp at to volunteer or for more information.


Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church

7401 University Avenue

Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Phone: 319-266-7589