Worship...

...At the Heart of Our Community


Of all the things we do at Lord of Life, the most important thing is the worship of the Triune God: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Everything else in our community flows from worship.

Liturgical


For 2000 years, Christians have gathered together in worship. In all three of our Sunday morning worship services, we follow the ancient four-fold rite of the liturgy: gathering together as community, hearing the word of God read from the Bible and preached on, sharing the common meal of Holy Communion, and sending forth into the world at the conclusion of the service. Depending on the style of worship you attend, the liturgy will look very different. At 8:00, it looks more contemplative, quiet, and intimate. At 9:00, we connect with the richness of our Lutheran prayer and hymn tradition. By 11:15, the liturgy looks far more contemporary, with fewer boundaries, and higher volume.

Sacramental


In addition to being liturgical, at Lord of Life we are sacramental. Lutherans believe there are two sacraments: Holy Communion and Baptism. What makes these two things so special? Sacraments hold a pivotal place in our faith because, in addition to being scripturally based, they are outward signs of an inward grace bestowed by God to humanity.

Holy Communion

It's celebrated at each of our worship services. All are invited to the table of our Lord Jesus, where we are fed with his own flesh and blood. For that reason, and because we are blessed by God to receive it, we call Holy Communion, Eucharist, a "table of thanksgiving." In the bread and wine, we receive Jesus' body and blood. It's a mystery we can't fully explain, but which we celebrate every time we gather.

Baptism

Several times each year, there are Baptismal Festival days at Lord of Life. In Baptism, we are given new birth into a living hope, delivered from sin and death, and raised to new life in Jesus Christ. This is a remarkable, joyous abundance of the grace of God at work, but Baptism does more than affect an individual in his or her relationship with God. We are united with all the baptized in the one body of Christ, anointed with the Holy Spirit, and joined in God’s mission for the life of the world.

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