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SUNDAY WORSHIP

8 am and 10:30 am – Divine Service

9:15 am – worship in Chinese

5 pm – a simple form of worship through spoken liturgy, prayer and song.

 

SPECIAL SERVICES

 LENT

Midweek Lenten Schedule – Wednesdays: March 22, 29 & April 5

12 Noon:  Service of Prayer and Preaching

5:45 pm: Light Supper

6:45 pm: Hymn Sing

7 pm: Evening Prayer

 

HOLY  WEEK

April 9 – Palm/Passion Sunday

8 & 10:30 am: Procession with Palms and Divine Service with Holy Communion

5 pm: Worship with Holy Communion

 

April 13 – Maundy Thursday

Noon & 7 pm: Worship with Holy Communion

 

April 14 – Good Friday

Noon:  Stations of the Cross

8 pm: Tenebrae (Service of Darkness)

 

The RESURRECTION of our LORD

Saturday, April 15 Easter Vigil – at FAITH

8 pm: Worship with Holy Communion

 

Easter Sunday, April 16 Festival of the Resurrection

8 & 10:30 am:  Festival Worship with Holy Communion and special music

9:15 am: Easter Breakfast

5 pm: Worship with Holy Communion

 

 

 

About our Worship

Lutheran worship is anchored in God’s action toward us in Jesus Christ. We refer to our service as “The Divine Service” because God serves us as His Word is proclaimed and His Sacraments are celebrated. Called together by the Holy Spirit, we confess our sins and rejoice in God’s forgiving grace in Christ, faithfully express the truth of the Scriptures, offer prayers and intercessions, and depart in peace to serve the Lord.

Our liturgy is the language of worship and prayer, which enables us to proclaim our faith while also preserving it from attacks by the world. The content and form of our liturgy may not meet popular standards for entertainment; however, by God’s grace, it brings us to an honest encounter with the Living God who has revealed Himself to us in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Holy Communion

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at Faith Lutheran Church in the confession and glad confidence that when Jesus said, “This is my body…this is my blood,” He really meant it. As Lutheran Christians, we believe that the body and blood of Christ are present in the Sacrament. This presence is real, not figurative or symbolic. In, with and under the bread and wine, Christ Himself feeds us with His body and blood for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who believe His words, repent of all sins, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us.

Lutheran Christians genuinely care about those who desire to receive the Lord’s Supper. This is important for a number of reasons:

  1. Participation in the Lord’s Supper is to be taken seriously, as the Bible reminds us: “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.” (I Corinthians 11:28)
  2. According to the Scripture, it is possible to receive the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner, which can result in great harm: “Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.” (I Corinthians 11:27)
  3. The Lord’s Supper is not a private matter. It involves a confession of common faith shown by those who commune at the altar: “We, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.” (I Corinthians 10:17)

It is our practice to ask that those who have not yet been instructed in the Christian faith, or who may be in doubt or hold a confession of faith different from that of this congregation and the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod to first arrange to speak with one of our pastors before receiving the Lord’s Supper.

MONTHLY COMMUNION SCHEDULE

1st and 3rd Sundays           8 am service

2nd and 4th Sundays          10:30 am and 5 pm services

5th Sunday                           All services

Music Programs

Faith Lutheran Church has an active music program in which all ages can participate. The Senior Choir (high school and older) sings most Sundays at the communion service and at special services throughout the year, with a summer hiatus. Children and youth can join the Junior Choir (3rd-8th grade) or Preparatory Choir (K-2nd), where they learn the basics of music and vocal technique.

The Jesus Company children, for grades 3-6, play in a special Jesus Company Bell Choir, which practices during the Jesus Company time on Sunday evenings.

All instrumentalists and singers are encouraged to share their gifts in worship, whether by themselves or with an ensemble.

Visit the Music & Worship ministry page for further details.

Children & Worship

People of God have a long history of participating in worship as families. In the Old Testament, as Israel prepared to leave the desert and enter the Promised Land, God commanded them to “assemble the people – men, women and children,” so they might learn to fear and follow Him. (Deuteronomy 31:12)

Children may not appreciate all the things that are meaningful for adults, but their involvement in worship helps to establish a good practice of faithful worship. With this noble habit, children learn that their life of faith is important while also developing a sense of fellowship and belonging to the people of God.

Small children are welcome to bring books and quiet toys to church. Older children are invited to use the worship resources we offer. A weekly children’s bulletin may be found on the table across from the mail boxes in the entryway. A special page for children, “Kids in the Pew,” may be found in each pew.

We encourage parents to bring children to worship as much as possible. However, for children who need a place to settle down during worship, or moms who need to nurse, a cry room and mothers’ room are available in the Preschool Wing for parents to use.

Families are invited to bring children forward during the Lord’s Supper so they might receive a blessing. This follows the practice of parents who brought small children to Jesus so He might touch and bless them. (Mark 10:13-16)

 

Faith Lutheran Church

2200 S. High Street, Bloomington, IN, 47401

812-332-1668