Welcome to the Service
Worship service or Mass is a common feast of the parish and is held every holy day. Church service is a place where God nurtures our faith by serving us.
From church service, we are sent to our everyday lives where we then can serve our neighbors, and live in such a way that brings glory to God. According to the Lutheran confession, a parish is where the Word is proclaimed and the holy sacraments are administered correctly.
The Holy Communion
The Sunday service is most often Communion service. All baptized Lutherans may partake of the Holy Communion. Also members of the Anglican Churches of the British Isles are welcome to the Holy Communion.
Children may take Communion together with their parents. All who are already confirmed may take Communion independently. During the church service, the liturgist officiates at the altar and usually also preaches. Together with an assisting minister, the presiding minister is responsible for the offering of Communion. Deacons or lay people who have been authorized to assist may assist with Communion.
Church services are the core activity of a parish. During holiday seasons, such as Christmas or Easter, more people generally attend church. Church services are also broadcast regularly every Sunday. In addition, church services are telecast a couple times per month.