Our worship before God is based on what He has taught us through the Bible, His Word. Since it is God who graciously gives us life and salvation, we first gladly receive from Him and then we respond in prayer and praise. This is called "Divine Service", because within it God serves us His Word and Sacraments; gifts we thankfully receive. Our worship stems from our faith, and speaks the words of faith given to us by God.
Liturgy describes the order and structure of a church service. Our Church follows the basic liturgical orders used by the church for more than 2,000 years. It has its roots in Old Testament worship practices and, as illustrated by the numerous Scripture passages below, is based on the teachings of the Bible. The particular liturgy outlined below is the order of service for Holy Communion, the chief service of the Church. We may use a different setting of this basic service, but it will include the same elements, though perhaps in a slightly different order.
The liturgy brings us the service of God’s forgiveness in the language we speak everyday, but with a reverence that distinguishes itself from the irreverent and capricious character of today’s pop culture.
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The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Mission Statement:
In grateful response to God's grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world.