...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.
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.
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.