Worship is central to the Christian life. It begins on Sunday mornings with what Lutherans refer to as the “Divine Service.” We call it this because God serves us, and we respond by serving Him and others in His name.
Jesus said: “I am among you as one who serves” (Luke 22:27). Before God we are primarily receivers: sinful beggars who deserve nothing. But we are also children of the heavenly Father who for Christ’s sake receive everything, both material and spiritual blessings, even the hope of eternal life. On Sunday mornings we receive God’s forgiveness and gracious presence as Christ comes to us in the preached Word, in the water of Baptism, and in the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper. Even the faith that receives God’s mercy is itself a gift, given and sustained by the Holy Spirit through His Word and sacraments.
We respond to God’s service to us by serving Him. This service begins on Sunday mornings as we sing, pray and confess our faith, and as we give our time, talents, and treasure in grateful response to God.
Our service does not end after on Sunday, however. Paul writes, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1). As Christians we live lives of worship every day as we make sacrifices for others to the praise and honor of Christ.
If you are interested in learning more about God’s work through Baptism or the Lord’s Supper, contact the pastor.
Sunday Morning, 9:00 am
We normally celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month.
Wednesday Evening, 7:00 pm (during the seasons of Advent and Lent)