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).

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) and Opening of the Building Block Collection 2020, followed by coffee hour.

Septuagesima, 9 February 2020

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word

Sexagesimae, 16 February 2020

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion, followed by part one of the yearly congregation meeting.

Estomihi, 23 February 2020

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word, followed by the first informational meeting regarding “Mission on Site”.

1st Sunday in Lent (Invocavit), 1 March 2020

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion, followed by part two of the yearly congregational meeting.

2nd Sunday in Lent (Reminiszere), 8 March 2020

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word, followed by the first information meeting regarding “Visiting Service”.

3rd Sunday in Lent (Oculi), 15 March 2020

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion and Confirmand “examination” (Children’s service for the small children).

4th Sunday in Lent (Laetare), 22 March 2020

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion, Sermon: Prof. Dr. C. Barnbrock (Oberursel), followed by the University Day: Speech and discussion with Prof. Barnbrock and theology students)

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 (Celebration of the Annunciation of our Lord)

7:30 pm Taizé Vesper

5th Sunday in Lent (Judica), 29 March 2020

10:30 am (Daylight Savings Time !) Divine Service of the Word with Confession, followed by a sermon discussion.

Palm Sunday, 5 April 2020

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion and reading of the passion story.

Maunday Thursday, 9 April 2020

7:30 pm Communion Service

Good Friday, 10 April 2020

9:30 am Good Friday Service with Confession

Holy Saturday, 11 April 2020 (Easter Vigil)

9:00 pm Celebrationn of the Holy Easter Vigil with Holy Communion.

Easter Sunday, 12 April 2020

10:30 am Festive Easter Service with Holy Communion

Easter Monday, 13 April 2020

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word

Second Sunday of Easter (Whit Sunday), 19 April 2020

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word (Pastoral Deacon W. Wiener)

Third Sunday of Easter, 26 April 2020

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion (musical Mass Ordinary in latin by Casciolini), followed by a sermon discussion.

Saturday, 2 May 2020 Confirmation

10:00 am  Festive Service for Confirmation with Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday of Easter (Jubilate), 3 May 2020

10:30 am Service of thanks on the occasion of the Confirmation

Fifth Sunday of Easter (Cantate), 10 May 2020

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word