Our Saviour’s, like all ELCA congregations, uses a liturgical form of worship. Our liturgy (or the order of our service) is deeply rooted in Scripture and grounded in the historic Christian church. When we worship this way, we are connected to God, to each other, and to Christians of every time and place.
First, we gather, as the Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God.
Then, we encounter God’s Word, as God speaks to us in scripture readings, preaching, prayer and song.
Then, we share a meal at the Lord’s table, as God feeds and nourishes us with the presence and saving power of Jesus Christ.
Then, finally, God blesses us and sends us forth into the world to share the good news and to care for those in need.
Our liturgical worship is not so much about what we do, but what God is doing in us and how we respond. It is an encounter with the living God, who is truly present in the Word and sacraments, and saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.