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).

10th Sunday after Trinity, 25 August 2019

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

11th Sunday after Trinity, 1 September 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word (sermon read by a layperson)

12th Sunday after Trinity, 8 September 2019

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

13th Sunday after Trinity, 15 September 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word

14th Sunday after Trinity, 22 September 2019

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

Sunday of Remembrance of Archangel Michael and all Angels, 29 September 2019

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

Thanksgiving Sunday, 6 October 2019

10:30 a.m. Family Service with Holy Communion
followed by lunch and lecture by Pfr. Schmitt “An Inviting Congregation – Perspectives and Goals for the Future.”

17th Sunday after Trinity, 13 October 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word

18th Sunday after Trinity, 20 October 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion
followed by a sermon discussion.

19th Sunday after Trinity, 27 October 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service of the Word

Reformation Sunday, 3 November 2019

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

Third to last Sunday in the Church Year,
10 November 2019

9:30 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion
followed by a sermon discussion.

Second to last Sunday in the Church Year,
17 November 2019

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