Historic Liturgy

Historic Liturgy

In 2007, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod published a new hymnal, the Lutheran Service Book. St. Paul Lutheran Church has members who travel a great distance to be able to worship where the historic liturgy of the Christian church is still respected and utilized. Lutheran Service Book (LSB) combines the best of the 1941 hymnal, The Lutheran Hymnal, with liturgies and hymns from the 1982 hymnal, Lutheran Worship. In addition to five rich settings for the Divine Service, LSB also incorporates numerous other service settings for morning and evening worship, devotional and instructional materials, and a wide variety of hymns, both historic and modern, while maintaining continuity with the historic Christian Church.

The heritage of the Lutheran Church is reflected in our beautiful and symbolic liturgy. Most people are touched by the warm familiarity of this traditional liturgy. Others recognize the beauty and passion with which this liturgy was originally developed to the glory of God. Whatever the case, beneath our traditional facade, one can see that the word of God is fresh, vibrant, and alive at St. Paul, where members actively seek a growing relationship with Jesus Christ in today’s modern world.

Finally, the liturgy frames and sets our theology of God coming to us in Christ Jesus who is revealed in His preached Word and in His Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which are visible means of His Word. What comfort and peace is to be derived in God coming to us and serving us with His forgiveness to be received by us through faith.
If you have questions about our worship, please, speak with the pastor or the minister of music.