What to Expect


For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world. Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. Central to our worship life is the presence of God through word and sacrament. 

There is also a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. Each Sunday:

We gather.

We encounter God’s word.

We share a meal at the Lord’s table.

And we are sent into the world.

But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.