Divine Service

As a rule, we celebrate our services in liturgical form. In doing so, the congregation is actively involved through its participation in the worship celebration. Pastors, readers, organists, choristers, sometimes ministrants and all church attendants contribute their own part to the success of a worthy and fortifying worship.

Martin Luther did not wish to create a new church. Out of this tradition, full worship with sermon and celebration of Holy Communion (or Eucharist, Greek = thanksgiving) is celebrated often and in the form of the Lutheran Mass. Thus, our worship is also a link between the large denominations and tries to emphasize the communion of the Western Church in a consciously Lutheran confession.

Children’s service is celebrated every Sunday and on church holidays parallel to the adult service (beginning just before the sermon).

Our services  on Sundays and church holidays usually begin at 9:30 a.m. (on certain Sundays at 10:30 a.m. where indicated).

Day of Repentance and Prayer, 20 November 2019

7:00 p.m. Ecumenical Repentance Service (Pastors U. Bach, M. Dörrich, F.-C. Schmitt). No children’s service

Last Sunday of the Church Year, 24 November 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion and Commemoration of those who passed away this year
Youth Choir of the SELK in Southern Germany as guests.

1st Sunday in Advent, 1 December 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion

Friday, 6 December 2019

7:30 p.m. Advent Vesper

2nd Sunday in Advent, 8 December 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word (Pfarrdiakon W. Wiener)

Friday, 13 December 2019

7:30 p.m. Advent Vesper

3rd Sunday in Advent, 15 December 2019

10:30 a.m. Festive Service with Holy Communion followed by potluck and congregational Advent celebration with end-of-the-year review in pictures and first rehearsal of the children’s Christmas play, coffee and cake. 

Friday, 20 December 2019

7:30 p.m. Advent Vesper (Taizé prayer)

4th Sunday in Advent, 22 December 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word, followed by the final rehearsal for the children’s Christmas play.

Christmas Eve, 24 December 2019

4:00 p.m. Festive Christ Vesper with Children’s Play

Christmas Day, 25 December 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion (no children’s service)

Day after Christmas, 26 December 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion

1st Sunday after Christmas, 29 December 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion

New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2019

6:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Service  mit Hlg. Abendmahl

New Year’s Day, 1 January 2020

No Service

2nd Sunday after Christmas, 5 January 2020

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word

Epiphany, 6 January 2020

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion

1st Sunday after Epiphany, 12 January 2020

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word, followed by a sermon discussion.

2nd Sunday after Epiphany, 19 January 2020

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion, followed by Coffee hour and prezels
11:00 a.m. Lecture by Andreas Späth: “Church in Crisis – Looking Beyond” 

3rd Sunday after Epiphany, 26 January 2020

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word

Last Sunday after Epiphany, 2 February 2020
Day of the Presentation of Our Lord (Purification of Mary)

9:30 a.m. Festive Service with Holy Communion (Bishop Hans-Jörg Voigt, Pastor F.-C. Schmitt, Pastoral Deacon W. Wiener) at the Opening of the Building Block Collection 2020, followed by coffee hour.