Prince of Glory Evangelical Lutheran Church
"We Are POG"
1357 West 14 Mile Rd.
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Tel: (248) 588-4652
Location: We're located west of I-75 in front of the Days Inn & Suites, Madison Heights, on 14 Mile.
What to Expect When Visiting
You can check out our map above for directions before you head out Sunday morning. The building is fully accessible.
When you enter the building, the Fellowship Hall (where children’s Sunday School is held) is to the left. On the right, beyond the offices, conference room and library, you’ll find the Worship Center to the right, with coat racks by the entrance. Restrooms, youth room and nursery are located down the hallway.
Greeters and ushers will welcome you, give you a bulletin and gladly answer any questions or provide you assistance.
What happens during a service?
A Lutheran worship service lasts about an hour, usually containing these elements:
Greeting: The pastor greets the church, and the church, as a whole, greets back. We remind each other we are all children of God.
General confession (of sins): We confess our sins together, as a group, realizing that we all sin (make mistakes) and need to confess that we can do better.
Hymn: We sing a hymn from the cranberry hymnal located in the pews.
Readings: Three passages from the Bible (one from the Old Testament, one from the Epistles or Saint Paul's letters, and one from the Gospels) are read by a leader.
Message: The pastor presents a message focusing on the Bible passages, what is going on in the world and how we can be people of faith and respond to God’s message.
Hymn: We a hymn of the day in response to the message.
Prayers: The pastor leads a prayer for the church, the community and the world.
Holy Communion: We share God’s meal together. All are welcome to join.
Announcements: We hear about upcoming events at the church.
Final blessing: The pastor sends us out into the world with a final blessing.
Sending hymn: Worship concludes after the sending hymn and blessing from the lay reader.
We will not make you stand up or embarrass you!
We promise not to embarrass you or make you feel uncomfortable. We will greet you with smiles and handshakes. We'll respect that your relationship with the Lord is a personal matter. Guests are welcomed to fill out one of our Connection Cards located on the back of each pew. Just give us the information you feel comfortable sharing, and place the card in the offering plates as they are passed. You can also directly hand the card to the pastor or one of the ushers as you leave. No matter where you are in your faith journey, we hope you feel a fresh expression of God’s love.
What should I wear?
God accepts us as we are – no matter who we are, what we do, or how we dress. We do not have a dress code. People who worship at Prince of Glory wear anything from jeans and T-shirts to slacks and golf shirts to suits and ties. Please wear whatever you feel is most comfortable for you in this setting.
What about the kids?
We always welcome children but equally realize that sometimes parents worshiping together/alone without young children can also be a blessing.
What about the offering?
During worship service, offering plates will be passed. This is an opportunity for our church members to actively respond to all God has given them by freely offering their resources in support of His church. We certainly do not expect or require visitors to put anything in the offering plate, though you are welcome to do so if you choose.
Will I be able to follow along with the service?
We hope so! Everything you need in order to follow the service is in the printed bulletin. Hymns are found in the cranberry hymnals, called Lutheran Worship, located in each pew. If you're attending our contemporary/blended service, you need only follow the order of service as it is projected on the screen at the front of the sanctuary.
Can I take communion? How does it work?
At Prince of Glory, we believe that the communion table is God’s, not ours, and that God would welcome all to the communion table. If you have any questions concerning communion, please ask an usher or greeter to direct you to the pastor. If you will be partaking of communion but are unable to walk to the front of the church, notify the usher and a server will bring it to you where you are seated.