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Williams Bay Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), located at the corner of Congress and Collie Streets in the village of Williams Bay.

Visitors Welcome:

All are welcome to join us in Worship and are invited to receive Holy Communion who believe that forgiveness is a free gift in the Body and Blood of Jesus. Holy Communion is offered at both services.  Click the Welcome tab for a map of the Church's location.

Morning Prayer Worship: The service begins with the Announcement of the Day followed by the Morning Prayer setting "Come Let Us Sing for Joy". The order starts with a Psalm verse and continues with Scripture readings, a Sermon, Prayers, Holy Communion. It ends with a Blessing and the Benediction. "Go in peace. Serve the Lord!"

Traditional Worship: Follows the Traditional ELCA Lutheran Worship using the Red hymnals. We gather, encounter God’s word, a Sermon, share a meal at the Lord’s Table, Prayers, and are sent into the world. "Go in peace. Serve the Lord!"

WBLC Member information:

  • The Stewardship page has the link to WBLC Vanco site.
  • The Under_the_Steeple tab is a link to current and archived the Newsletters.
  • The Calendar tab contains the latest information regarding meetings and church activities.

The Mission Statement of this congregation is to:

  • PRAISE God.
    • PROCLAIM the message of Jesus Christ.
      • REACH OUT with this message to people of all backgrounds and cultures.
        • CREATE A COMMUNITY of Christian support, love and forgiveness.

Grace Notes:

Reformation 500

In celebration of the church’s 500 year anniversary of the reformation, October 31, 2017, we will be looking at what it means to be “Lutheran” this coming year.

To kick off this celebratory year, please join Pastor Tom in a study on Lutheran spirituality and prayer. We will work through the book: A Graceful Life: Lutheran Spirituality for Today by Lutheran professor, Bradley Hanson. All are welcome and there are still books left for those who want to join the class.

Sunday (02/19/17) we will discuss chapter two: “Our Human Condition".

Sally's circle

The next meeting of our handwork/book group is February 28th. The book is "An Invisible Thread" by Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski, and Valerie Salembier.

Lent Begins in March!
  • Wednesday, March 1st, Ash Wednesday. Join us for Wednesday evening worship in Lent.
  • Ash Wednesday will include a special liturgy, and imposition of ashes, and the celebration of Holy Communion.
  • We will use the liturgy "Holden Evening Prayer".
Youth Education
  • Sunday School is during the 9:30 a.m. service and students are dismissed for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m..
  • Confirmation class is weekly from 3:55 p.m. until 4:40 p.m.

The most recent WBLC newsletter is the February edition.