Worship Schedule


  • Sun
    29
    Nov
    2020

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Isaiah 64:1-9 God will come with power and compassion

    1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Gifts of grace sustain us

    Mark 13:24-37 The coming of the Son of Man

    Psalmody: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 435, Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending, HELMSLEY

    This coming Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Christ is “advancing” towards us. In the past, God came to us in the life of Jesus. In the present, God comes especially in word and sacrament. In the future, even if there is disaster, God will come to gather us into life. This Sunday we light the first candle on our Advent wreath, and we begin a year-long reading from the Gospel of Mark.

  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2020

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Commemoration of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342

    Isaiah 40:1-11 God’s coming to the exiles

    2 Peter 3:8-15a Waiting for the day of God

    Mark 1:1-8 John appears from the wilderness

    Psalmody: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 Righteousness shall prepare a pathway for God

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 255, There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying, ASCENSION

    On the second Sunday of Advent, we light two candles on the wreath and we listen to John the Baptist, preaching, baptizing, and urging also us to prepare for the coming of Christ. The first reading from Isaiah is familiar to anyone who knows Handel’s Messiah, and the psalm includes the beloved line, “righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”

  • Sun
    13
    Dec
    2020

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Commemoration of Lucy, martyr, 304

    Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Righteousness and praise flourish like a garden

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Kept in faith until the coming of Christ

    John 1:6-8, 19-28 A witness to the light

    Psalmody: Psalm 126 The LORD has done great things for us.

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 241, O Lord, How Shall I Meet You, WIE SOLL ICH DICH EMPFANGEN

    This coming Sunday we light three candles on the Advent wreath. While our society goes crazy with Christmas preparations and the northern hemisphere grows darker each day, we gather to wait for God to bring us into peace and light. In the gospel reading, John the Baptist calls us to make a pathway for Christ. The poem from Isaiah likens us to a bride or bridegroom dressing for our wedding day.

  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2020

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Commemoration of Katharina von Bora Luther, renewer of the church, 1552

    2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 God’s promise to David

    Romans 16:25-27 The mystery revealed in Jesus Christ

    Luke 1:26-38 The angel appears to Mary

    Psalmody: Luke 1:46b-55 You, Lord, have lifted up the lowly

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 258, Unexpected and Mysterious, ST HELENA

    This Sunday, we light all four candles of the Advent wreath, and we read the story from Luke about the angel Gabriel coming to Mary. Christians believe that in baptism we too are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit so that Christ will dwell in us. Despite what the shopping malls suggest to us, Christmas is not yet here: we still anticipate what Romans calls “the revelation of the mystery.”

  • Sun
    27
    Dec
    2020

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Isaiah 61:10—62:3 Clothed in garments of salvation

    Galatians 4:4-7 Children and heirs of God

    Luke 2:22-40 The presentation of the child

    Psalmody: Psalm 148 The splendor of the LORD is over earth and heaven

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 417, In His Temple Now Behold Him, REGENT SQUARE

    This Sunday we hear Luke’s story of the ritual at which the infant Jesus is presented in the temple and his mother Mary is “purified” after childbirth. Yet receiving them in the temple are Simeon and Anna, two old people who speak about the redemption that will come through Jesus’ death. When we celebrate Jesus’ birth, we remember his death.