Resurrection Lutheran Church worships weekly around a pattern of gathering, word, meal, and sending. As Lutherans we use the Augsburg Confession (Article VII) as a guide. “It is taught among us that one holy Christian church will remain forever. This is the assembly of all believers among whom the Gospel is preached in its purity and the holy sacraments are administered according to the Gospel.”
We therefore celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion weekly using the following or similar invitation: “We believe that this is not a Lutheran or denominational table but the Lord’s Table. We welcome those who believe that Christ is truly in the sacrament in, with, and under the forms of bread and wine to receive all that is offered here: forgiveness, life, salvation and Christ himself.”
The supper is ready, come to the table with all the faithful and share with all in need; the gift of healing for those in pain, the gift of forgiveness for those in sin, the gift of assurance for those in doubt, the gift of hope for those in tears. Receive Christ truly present in this meal and then go forth and share Christ with one another and the world.
Each week after worship individuals are welcome to gather around tables in “Kinder Hall” for coffee and conversation. This is the completion of our weekly “Three C” pattern:
Christ – Coffee – Conversation
Some weeks our conversation includes a formal presentation on a specific topic and is led by the pastor or other speaker/teacher, other weeks it is just a chance to catch up and learn more about one another. Some past topics included: Lutheran basics, Prayer, Parables of Jesus, Martin Luther King: Letter from Birmingham Jail, Religion and Ethics (PBS series), Speed Dating through the Abrahamic Faiths, and The Sacraments.