Divine Service

As a rule, weSchaukastenReformationstag2014-1024x768_DxO 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).

During construction of our new church, we will be holding services in the “Dreifaltigkeitskirche” (Congregatio Jesu) nearby in the Maria-Ward-Str. 11 unless otherwise noted (see map here).

2nd Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2018

1:00 pm  Divine Service of the Word
in the Ev. Carolinenkirche, Sarasatestr. 16, followed by the congregational Advent celebration

3rd Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2018

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11

4th Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2018

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11
followed by the dress rehearsal of the children’s pagent

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018

3:00 pm Festive Christ Vesper with children’s pagent
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11

First Day of Christmas, December 25, 2018

No Church Service!

2nd Day of Christmas, December 26, 2018

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11

1st Sunday after Christmas, December 30, 2018

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion for the end of the calendar year in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11

New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018

No Church Service!

New Years, January 1, 2019

No Church Service!

Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2019

– 25th Ordination-Anniversary for Pastor Schmitt –

10:00 am Festive Divine Service with Holy Communion (Sermon: Bishop Voigt) in the Ev. Carolinenkirche, Sarasatestr. 16, followed by a reception/light lunch in the fellowship hall

1st Sunday after Epiphany, January 13, 2019

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11

2nd Sunday after Epiphany, January 20, 2019

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11

3rd Sunday after Epiphany, January 27, 2019

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11

4th Sunday after Epiphany, February 3, 2019

9:30 am Divine Service of the Word
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11

Last Sunday after Epiphany, February 10, 2019

9:30 am Divine Service with Holy Communion
in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Maria-Ward-Str. 11