Our worship before God is based on what He has taught us through His Word, the Bible. Since it is God who graciously gives us life and salvation, we first gladly receive from Him and then respond in payer and praise. This is called "Divine Service" because in it God serves us His Word and Sacraments. He serves us His gifts, and 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 the last 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 teaching 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 these 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.