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Worship is Central
For Lutherans the church is defined by its worship. The church is “the assembly of all believers among whom the gospel is purely preached and the holy sacraments are administered according to the gospel” (Augsburg Confession, Article VII). More than offering praise to God, Lutherans say specifically that the heart of our weekly liturgy is gathering around the word of God proclaimed and the sacraments of holy baptism and holy communion.
You can’t have worship without the assembly of believers.
The community’s presence reminds us that we are more than our individual selves.
We are united with the saints of God around the world and throughout the ages. That
is what it means to be part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. The
things we do and say in the liturgy have marked Christians for centuries. We gather
to remember our baptism, to confess our sins, and to receive God’s forgiveness. We
hear the ancient scriptures read in our midst, but proclaimed anew with power and
relevance for our day. We gather around the table to be fed with the bread of life
and then we are scattered to live our baptismal faith in our daily lives. Gathering
Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. September
– May. Summer hours may be different, please check back. Fellowship and refreshments
follow the worship services. Mid-
Music and Liturgy
New Promise enjoys singing praise to the Lord and Sunday’s worship services reflect
that in their musical styles. The 8:00 Traditional service uses hymns and liturgical
music mainly from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) accompanied by organ. A blend
of music -
All who believe and are baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are welcomed to receive Holy Communion. When you come forward, please pick up an empty cup (or select a cup filled with grape juice), receive the gluten free bread and then step forward to have your cup filled with wine. There are baskets at the head of each side aisle for the used cups.