Worship is an opportunity through God’s gifts of Word and Sacrament to grow in the Christian faith. Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. While our traditional and contemporary services may differ in style, we hold certain things in common.
There is a basic pattern for worship within the Lutheran tradition. We gather. We encounter God’s Word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Think about it like this. God’s Spirit calls us together. God speaks to us through readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, through preaching, prayer and song. God feeds and nourishes us in a saving way. And God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.
Through Word and Sacrament we believe that Jesus Christ is present through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is a way of saying that we trust that God is genuinely present with us in baptism, in preaching and in sharing the bread and wine of Holy Communion.
First Communion | God’s Table
Youth with their parents participate in our annual fall first communion class. Activity and learning stations included: baking unleavened bread, the Passover celebration and the Last Supper and God’s family gathering around God’s Table.