Worship and Prayer
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A Lutheran prayer resource for the 2013 National Day of Prayer on May 2nd. | Download
“Whether it is in the public reading of God’s Word, the preaching of that Word, or the singing of that Word in hymn and song, God’s condemning message of Law truly convicts us of our sin and his consoling message of Gospel truly grants us forgiveness and life.”
Text, Music, Context
Worship resources are provided here for our Life Together to assist pastors and congregations, worship leaders and lay people as they gather around God’s word in corporate worship.
Our gracious God joins us together and strengthens our faith and life in and through His holy Word, the message of His saving words and works in Jesus Christ. The lectionary of the Church gives us God’s saving message in an orderly and thorough manner that aids our life together by hearing the fullness of His mercy in our Savior Jesus.
Church Year (Calendar)
In our daily lives we keep track of our activities and special events with a calendar. The church throughout the centuries has also “kept track” of days and seasons and commemorating special occasions with a calendar. The Christian church has continued to follow the example set in the Old Testament of structuring the year around the marvelous acts of salvation that God completed for us in his Son, Christ. We call this structure the Church Year.
Often children (and adults) will ask a variety of questions about the liturgy such as: “What is the Invocation?” “Why do we stand for the reading of the Gospel?” “What does the Sanctus mean?” Read more for suggested ways to teach the meaning of the liturgy to worshipers, adults and children alike.