“The same church that grows in the fields and the suburbs is here in Boston for you.”
The act of worship requires worshipers.
In worship, a culture alien to this world is formed.
The community that comes together in the Divine Service is gathered by God.
Gathered around the Word Welcome to worship, where things look and sound different from much of what you experience in your everyday life. You will use some difficult-to-pronounce words, and parts of the service will have unique names. Sometimes you’ll need the hymnal; sometimes you’ll need the bulletin. First, don’t worry. You’re new to this,
Faith is the “sack” that receives and holds the gift of the Gospel.
Hymns do more than effect emotion or even devotion. They bear the rich, deep words of Holy Scripture — the very Gospel itself — sung right into our hearts and minds.
Every festival season and each distinctive church celebration has a particular and specific focus on the works of Jesus in the salvation story of our lives.
The secret to living a good news life in a bad news world is marveling with joy at the vast ordered complexity of all creation and recognizing by faith the God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who created it all for our blessed surprise, enjoyment, and faith.
The Church endures because Christ endures, and he will never let his Gospel go un-believed, until the end of time.
There is unbelievable freedom in worship (Gal. 5:1). Yet, as St. Paul teaches, we are to use our freedom in service to our neighbor, and we therefore accept limits to our freedom (Gal. 5:13).