What to Expect at Crown of Life
We know getting to know a new church might make you nervous. We’ve prepared this page to help you understand what to expect when you visit as our guest at Crown of Life. Here you can learn what to expect at worship.
If you've got any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us. You can contact us at any time (see contact information at the bottom of this page). And, as always, you're invited to visit us Sunday mornings at 8:00 (masks) or 10:00 (masks optional) for worship.
When you come through our doors you'll be in our gathering area. Though small, members of Crown of Life and our guests visit before entering the sanctuary for worship.
Where to sit
Feel free to sit wherever you'd like, whether the front or the back. If you need assistance an usher will help you.
What to wear
Come as you are. We aren't worried about what you're wearing.
What to do
Feel free to join in as you're comfortable or just sit and listen. Service folders and a projection are availalbe to help you follow along with the service. We follow a traditional style of worship centered around God speaking to us in his Word and the congregation responding in word and song. It can take some getting used to if you're unfamiliar.
What about the Kids
Kids of all ages are welcome at Crown of Life. We encourage kids and their parents to grow in faith together as they hear God's word and sing his praise. For this reason we do not offer a separate children's service.
COVID CANCELLATION: Every other week, Pastor Westendorf delivers a special children's message right before the hymn of the day.
The gathering space immediately outside of the worship area serves as our cry room. Speakers allow you to follow along with the service if you need to step out with your child.
Pastor Dan Westendorf
Dan was born in Milwaukee, WI in 1985. He grew up on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI where his dad taught as a professor. Dan graduated from Luther Preparatory School in 2003, from Martin Luther College in 2007, and from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2011.
Dan served as dorm supervisor and instructor at Martin Luther College from 2011-2013. In May 2013 he received a divine call to serve the people at Crown of Life Lutheran Church and School.
In June 2013 Dan married his wife, Kadie (Drake) Westendorf. They have one son, Levi, and one daughter, Lydia.