Sermon Series: Why Worship Like a Lutheran?

Sermon Series for the Season of Lent:

During the season of Lent, at each of our Sunday morning worship services, we will be exploring the role of liturgy in our worship and in our lives. Pastor Dave will be sharing an eight-week sermon series, treating a portion of the historic Lutheran form of worship each Sunday (from 2/11 through 4/1). Dr. Nancy Beyer will be leading a six-week Adult Forum series on Lutheran Liturgy between the services, focusing on related themes (from 2/25 through 4/8).

Liturgy, translated literally, means “the work of the people.” Lutheran worship has less to do with observing worship, and more to do with participating in worship. For worship to be as meaningful as it can be, worshippers need to be focused, prepared, and willing to throw themselves into it. This sermon series, and the accompanying adult forum series, intend to help us better prepare ourselves to do just that.

Sermon Series Schedule

February 11th; Transfiguration Sunday: “Worship Like You Mean It!”
— How can we actively and fully enter into worship; together giving ourselves to God?
download sermon: 2018-02-11 Sermon
download weekly brochure: 2018-02-11 Liturgy & Worship

February 18th; Lent 1B: “You Brood of Vipers!”
— What is the role of confession and absolution in our liturgy and in our lives?
download sermon: 2018-02-18 Sermon
download weekly brochure: 2018-02-18 Liturgy & Worship

February 25th;  Lent 2B: “Resounding / Astounding Praise”
— How does liturgy enable us to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul and mind?
download sermon: 2018-02-25 Sermon
download weekly brochure: 2018-02-25 Liturgy & Worship

March 4th; Lent 3B: “Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet”
— How can liturgy open our hearts to the power of God’s word in our lives?
download sermon: 2018-03-04 Sermon
download weekly brochure: 2018-03-04 Liturgy & Worship

March 11th; Lent 4B: —“The Congregation that Prays Together Stays Together”
— Stephen Ministry Sunday
— How does liturgy deepen our commitment to care?
download sermon: 2018-03-11 Sermon
download weekly brochure: 2018-03-11 Liturgy & Worship

March 18th; Lent 5B: “In the Image of God”
— How does liturgy draw us into peace and generosity, as expressions of Christian faith?
download sermon: 2018-03-18 Sermon
download weekly brochure: 2018-03-18 Liturgy & Worship

March 25th; Palm / Passion Sunday: “An Intimate, Powerful, Gracious Presence”
— Is it true that Christ is as present in the meal today as he was, some 2,000 years ago?
download sermon: 2018-03-25 Sermon
download weekly brochure: 2018-03-25 Liturgy & Worship

April 1st; Easter Sunday: “Sent in Christ’s Name”
— How is it that the Easter Proclamation sends us into God’s world?
download sermon: 2018-04-01 Sermon
download weekly brochure: 2018-04-01 Liturgy & Worship

Adult Forum Series Schedule

February 25th — The history of Judeo/Christian worship, up to the time of Luther

March 4th — Luther's thoughts on worship; and the Gathering Rite of Lutheran liturgy

March 11th — The Service of the Word, part I: Readings through the Sermon

March 18th — The Service of the Word, part II: Creed, Prayer and Peace

March 25th — The Service of the Table

March 8th — The Sending