Worship is a powerful and important part of the life of any believer in Christ, as God’s true grace and forgiveness flow to the people attending, while their praise and thanksgiving is returned. Worship is a rhythm of God’s grace and our praise. In light of the Bible’s teaching that God’s grace is delivered to us through the Word and Sacraments (http://alcportland NULL.com/about-alc/statement-of-faith/), we value worship as more than just praise and thanksgiving.
Some of the pieces of the liturgy or service we always try to incorporate into our services are:
Invocation, or calling on God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to be with us
Confession and forgiveness
Prayer – including the Lord’s Prayer
Scripture readings, especially from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John
Preaching or a sermon that clearly announces the full counsel of God as it is written in Scripture, which always includes proclaiming the forgiveness of sins by the work of Jesus Christ
Offering, or a time to give back to the Lord a portion of what He has already given to us
The Lord’s Supper (every Sunday, but alternating between late and early services)
Hymns and songs that have meaning within the context of the readings and preaching of the day
For those familiar with Lutheran worship services, we do not follow any Lutheran hymnal, but have a “blended worship service.” This means we follow parts of the liturgy, but do not follow any specific Divine Service as is printed in the hymnal, but always incorporate the list above. Our services are printed in an easy to read and follow bulletin, as well as shown on an overhead screen at the front of the sanctuary.
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Adult Bible Study / Youth "Ascending in Christ" Education Hour at 9:45am Wednesday Mid-Week 7:00pm (non-traditional)