This post was going to be a followup to Friday’s post – , but then I got unexpectedly called into work for an extended period of time. I do want to continue on this theme, but with the time I had left I could not do it justice. I will be following up with Chaplain Mike on when I can best complete this.
Instead, I was drawn to one of the comments of Friday’s post in which the writer reminded us that Evangelicals have liturgy too: It just looks quite different. This in turn reminded me of Michael Spencer’s series on Evangelical liturgy which we have mentioned a few times over the last several years. I realized that we had no “table of contents” to the entire series, so I thought I would redeem the time and create one here.
- In Logos, the history of the Lutheran liturgy is opened up like never before. All of these volumes are fully searchable, allowing you to find prayers, responsorials, and Scripture readings for Lutheran liturgical festivals and Christian holidays.
- The Historic Liturgy Join the Ancient Church’s song, at home or away. Christ-centered, reverent, and traditional, our churches follow the historic liturgy so you can depend on hearing the good news of the free forgiveness of your sins in Jesus.
- The Lutheran Study Bible Notes with NRSV spotlight introductions, commentary, and essays by more than 60 Lutheran pastors and professors. It’s composed to invite readers to encounter the Bible’s good news via sound contextual information, specifically Lutheran instruction, and ample occasion for personal contemplation.
1. The Worship Setting
2. The Tools
3. The Leaders
4. The Congregation
5. The Prelude
6. The Call To Worship
7. The Invocation
8. The Public Reading of Scripture
10. The Children’s Sermon
11. The Corporate Confession
12. The Assurance of Pardon
13. The Offering
14. The Sermon
15. The Creeds
17. The Lord’s Supper
18. The Prayers of the People
19. The Pastoral Prayer
21. The Invitation
22. The Benediction
23. The Postlude
I would encourage you to read the introduction and then read and comment on whichever of the twenty three elements catches your attention.
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The Bible is the foundation for everything that we in the LCMS believe, teach, confess and practice because the Bible is the inspired, Christ-centered word of the Lord. This year, 2017, is a year precious to all Lutherans: the 500 th anniversary of Luther’s blessed discovery of the Gospel and his rebellion related to the beliefs.
Search our listings for an Evangelical Lutheran Liturgical Congregation near you.
The Historic Liturgy
Join the Ancient Church’s song, at home or away. Christ-centered, reverent, and traditional, our churches follow the historic liturgy so you can depend on hearing the good news of the free forgiveness of your sins in Jesus.
In accordance with Scripture, the historic practice of the Church, and for the welfare of our neighbor, our churches uphold Closed Communion. If you wish to receive Holy Communion while visiting, speak with the Pastor before the service.
No dynamic “song leaders,” no new-fangled liturgy, no creative “praise choruses.” No women lectors or communion assistants, no laypersons with microphones in the pews reading their own prayers, no surprises! Our churches only use the time-tested historic liturgy and Lutheran hymns from the stores of our rich heritage.
Lutheran Bible Study Books
Today, the church name on the outside of the building does not guarantee what goes on inside the building. Our congregations maintain faithfulness to Scripture and subscribe to the Lutheran Confessions. It is possible to find your church home, away from home.
Tips for Visiting a New Church:
Lutheran Liturgy Online
- It is a good idea to call ahead to confirm service and Bible study times.
- If you wish to receive Holy Communion, it is important to arrive early enough to speak with the pastor before the service, or better yet to call the pastor before that Sunday to ask if you may partake. Be prepared to answer some basic questions, which will allow him to exercise pastoral care for you as a visitor. This information might include whether you are baptized, if you believe that the Lord’s Supper truly is Jesus’ body and blood and delivers the forgiveness for your sins, and whether you are in good standing at your home church.
- Give yourself extra time to arrive. Every church is different; finding parking or the entrance to the sanctuary or the correct Sunday School room can sometimes be an unexpected delay.
- Being in new surroundings can easily interrupt our normal habits. If you wish to make an offering to the church you are visiting, remember to bring cash in the correct currency or find a visitor envelope to enclose a check. It is usually possible to request that a receipt be mailed to you, if you wish. Please ask an usher if it is not obvious on the envelope.
- Stay and chat during coffee time! Often this is a great time to ask questions about local destinations, and be encouraged by your brothers and sisters in the faith.
- We have not personally been to each of the churches on our list. Please do your own research; take advantage of any information presented on their websites and call ahead if you have any questions.