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Worship at Eidsvold

   

For Lutherans, worship lies at the heart of how we understand ourselves as the Church. Approaches to worship differ from one congregation to another, we hold certain things in common.

There is a basic pattern to worship. We gather. We encounter God's Word. We share a meal at the Lord's Table. And we are Sent into the world. But worship is not so much about what we do, rather it is about what God is doing and our response to God's presence among us. Worship is a meeting with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

God's Spirit calls us together. God speaks to us through readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, through preaching, prayer and song. God feeds and nourishes us in a saving way. God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

Taken together, The Word and the Sacraments, both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the Holy Spirit. We trust that God is genuinely present with us in baptism, in preaching, and in sharing the bread and wine of Holy Communion. Lutherans believe that God's presence permeates all of Christian worship.

The cross is the central symbol that marks our worship spaces. The voices and participation of all the people in worship is a witness to our conviction that in worship we are being drawn into God's own saving story!

 

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