Luke gives us a wonderful
description of Christian worship in Acts 2:42, “They devoted
themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to the fellowship,
the breaking of bread and prayer.”
Worship is the setting where God gathers together His people to bestow
on them the gifts of life and salvation by means of Word and Sacrament.
Worship is the opportunity to grow and develop as a community in
Christ, and for the community to be strengthened to go out into the
world. By the grace of God we are enabled to fulfill the Great
Commission He has given to us, “Therefore go and make
of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19.
Our worship life is built on the solid foundation of God’s
where He comes to us and we respond to Him. On the first Sunday of the
month, our order of service follows the rich traditions of the Lutheran
Church with our hymns and liturgies. On the second and fourth Sundays,
our worship service is a more contemporary style with our praise songs
and responses. The third Sunday of the month is a blended style of
worship drawing upon the rich history of the Lutheran church and more
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at Redeemer in the confession
glad confidence that our Lord, Jesus Christ, as He says, gives not only
bread and wine, but also His very body and blood to eat and drink for
the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of faith. In joyful
response to the clear teaching of our Lord, Jesus Christ, those who
trust His words, repent of their sins, and honestly seek to love and
forgive as He loves and forgives us, are invited to His table. United
together in one Christian faith we are able to share in this heavenly
meal for our benefit.
Our Lord’s Supper is celebrated twice monthly at Redeemer, on
first and third Sundays. Both the common and individual cups are made
available, as we receive a foretaste of the heavenly feast to come.
|Special Worship Services:
Not only have we been blessed with the opportunity to gather
as God’s people every Sunday morning, there are special times
throughout the year that call for praise and thanksgiving to God for
all that He has done for us and the salvation of the world. Following
the traditions of the Christian church, we have special services on
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good
Friday, and Thanksgiving Eve. During the seasons of Advent and Lent we
offer midweek services to prepare for the coming festivals of the
Church, the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ.