Order of Service
The divine services consist of worship, music, prayer, a sermon, absolution, and the dispensation of sacraments according to a prescribed liturgy.
Through worship, we can come to our own realization of how much God helps us every day of our lives. Congregational singing is a way for each member to actively participate in communal worship, and many of our congregations also include choir and solo singing. This time before the sermon is also a time of prayer and reflection, which cultivates our relationship with God and deepens our knowledge of Him.
We stand and join together in singing this hymn.
Prayer and Reading of Bible Verse
After the Bible verse has been read, we sit and listen to the sermon. We believe that the divine service experience is fellowship with Jesus Christ through His word and sacrament. The sermon brings awareness through the Holy Spirit and prepares us for forgiveness and the sacrament of Christ.
The congregation is invited to use these moments to worship, contemplate, or pray, focusing on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
We stand together to pray the prayer that Jesus taught us.
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom
And the power
And the glory forever.
If you accept this proclamation of forgiveness, please join us in saying “Amen” at the conclusion.
In this prayer, we give thanks to God for His grace.
The sacrifice and the body and blood of Jesus Christ are present in the sacrament of Holy Communion and are necessary for salvation. Holy Communion is the central part of our divine service, and is celebrated each week. Those that are baptized and believe in Jesus Christ are invited to participate in Holy Communion. There is no obligation to participate and you are welcome to remain in your seat during this celebration and offer prayers for peace and unity.
Closing Prayer of Thanksgiving