Lutheran Worship (LC-MS) in America

In spite of the negative effects of the Thirty Years War, Pietism, and Rationalism on confessional, liturgical worship, the historic service, together with its customs and theology still survived in parts of Germany; notably Saxony, Mecklenburg, and Nürnberg. In the 19TH century, many of confessional Lutherans migrated from Germany to America. One of these groups … Continue reading Lutheran Worship (LC-MS) in America

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The Divine Service, Service of the Word: The Introit

The Rite After the preparatory right the Divine Service properly begins with the Introit as the start of the Service of the Word. “Introit” is a Latin word meaning “he enters into.” The Introit uses Psalm, Scripture and liturgical verses to announce the theme of the day. Lutheran Service Book gives the option to use … Continue reading The Divine Service, Service of the Word: The Introit

The Divine Service – Service of Preparation

The Rite In the Invocation, we are not simply reminding ourselves that the God we worship is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are being named and blessed by the same Divine Name into which we are baptized. Our baptism is the foundation and impetus of our being gathered in worship. The Invitation to Confession: … Continue reading The Divine Service – Service of Preparation