Every week, you can expect to experience…
At Resurrection Lutheran Church, the Pastor and people of the congregation will welcome you warmly as guests in the Lord's house. Members and friends attending Resurrection are from all walks of life and lifestyle. Worship attire ranges from the casual (jeans and sneakers) to the more formal (jacket & tie, dresses & hats), and anywhere inbetween.
God's Word & Sacraments:
Preaching in our worship services is from the Bible and applied to our lives in today's world. God's word also comes to worshipers through the liturgy and prayers, songs and hymns, and other elements of worship. The Lord's Supper is celebrated weekly, offering forgiveness and life through the body and blood of Christ.
God's Peace & Strength for Life:
Following worship, God's people leave with a sense of forgiveness, God's presence, and direction for life's issues and challenges.
Worship…is God's gift to His people. He comes to us in His Word and gives us forgiveness, peace, wisdom and strength to live.
At Resurrection Lutheran Church, our worship is Liturgical, as we use the time-honored liturgy of the Church, similar to that used in a Roman Catholic tradition. Our worship is ordered around God's Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Through our worship we seek to motivate and equip all people for service in Jesus' name, and to boldly make Christ known throughout our community and the world. We strive to make our worship relevant and challenging, visitor-friendly, dignified but not stiff.
For more about Worship, read our booklet, Worship Gives Life to Your Life.
A Typical Order of Sunday Worship
at Resurrection Lutheran Church
Welcoming Hymn: God's people sing His praises as the worship begins.
Invocation: God gives us his presence and Name - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Service of the Word
Confession and Absolution: We confess our sins and receive God's forgiveness.
Kyrie (Lord, Have Mercy): We pray for God's mercy.
Hymn of Praise: God has given us the Savior, whom we receive and respond to with praise.
The Lessons: God speaks to us through His Word from the Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospels.
The Choir Anthem, Children's Message & Deacon's Moment, & occasional skit, each highlight aspects of God's Word as they relate to the theme of the day.
Sermon: God's Word and the Good News of Jesus are taught and personally applied to our lives.
Hymn of the Day: We respond in song to the preaching of the Gospel.
Creed: We confess the truth of who God is and what He does for us.
Prayers of the Church: We pray for the needs of the world & our country, the church at large and the local church, and the specific needs of God's people.
Service of the Sacrament
Offering: We return a portion of the gifts God has given us.
Agnus Dei (Lamb of God): We appeal to Christ as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Holy Communion: God gives us the Body and Blood of Jesus in the bread and wine.
Benediction: We receive God's blessing.
Sending Hymn: Refreshed through Word and Sacrament, we leave worship singing, ready to serve Him in the world.
Father, Son & Holy Spirit
Lutherans believe that God is triune, one God in three persons, the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. God created the universe with all its grandeur and beauty.
Lutherans believe that man is not an "accident" through evolution, but that God created him in His image for a living relationship with Him. Our first parents rebelled & sinned against God. Now every human being is born with a self-centered nature & a tendency for evil. By himself, man cannot right his fallen nature.
About Jesus Christ:
Lutherans believe that Jesus Christ is the God-given solution to man's spiritual dilemma. He took upon Himself the sins of the whole world when He suffered & died on the cross. God graciously offers forgiveness to all. Forgiveness is received through faith in Jesus Christ. Learn more about Jesus here.
About The Holy Spirit:
Lutherans believe that the Holy Spirit works through the Word & the Sacraments to create & nurture a trusting relationship with Jesus Christ. He quickens man to a new life in which man strives to love & please God and love his neighbor as himself.
About The Bible:
Lutherans believe that the Holy Scripture is the source of knowledge about God & His forgiveness. The Bible was written by men as inspired by the Holy Spirit & is without error. As God's Word speaks to us today, it should be diligently studied, heard, & accepted.
Lutherans believe that a man is made right with God & eternally saved solely by grace for Christ's sake through faith. No good deeds or good works can merit salvation. It is a free gift of God offered through Christ Jesus to all who trust Him for forgiveness.
About The Sacraments:
Lutherans believe that Christ instituted two Sacraments, Baptism & the Lord's Supper. Baptism washes away sins & creates faith in the Savior. In the Supper, the Lord's body & blood are given "in, with, & under" the bread wine for the forgiveness of sins & the strengthening of faith.
About The Church:
Lutherans believe that the church is the fellowship of all who believe in Christ as their Savior. The church exists to worship God, to sustain faith in Him, and to share the love of God by word & deed. All Christians should worship their Lord & study His Word regularly.
About Eternal Life:
Lutherans believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter morning, and that all who die with faith in Christ will raise on the Last Day to live with God forever.
About The Christian Life:
Lutherans believe that receiving Christ as our Savior, we follow His example. We actively show concern for the spiritual and physical condition of each person, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to minister to the needs of the "whole" person.
Resurrection Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) (link) located in the Atlantic District (link).
Perhaps you are asking yourself…
“How can I become a Christian”? or “How can I get to heaven?” or “What must I do to be saved?” In the Bible, a jail-keeper once asked the same question, “What must I do to be saved?” The answer given to him and the answer given to you is the same: “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved!”
(Acts 16:30, 31).
Each one of us have broken God’s law and sinned against God and others. We justly deserve God’s judgment and condemnation. The Good News of the Holy Scriptures is that Jesus took the penalty for all sins and paid the price through his death and suffering on the cross. His resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday proves that His sacrifice was accepted. As you TRUST Jesus for your forgiveness, and as you trust Jesus as your Savior from sin and death, you become a Christian. You receive the FREE GIFT of forgiveness and eternal life.
This promise is described in John 3:16: “God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
As a Christian, you will want to nourish and strengthen your faith. Reading God’s Word, Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, prayer and worship in a Christ-centered church, are essential elements for keeping and growing in faith. Ask God for help:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I have sinned against you and I am sincerely sorry for my sins. I believe that Jesus died to take away my sins and that you have forgiven me all my sins. I thank you for giving me the assurance that when I die, a heavenly home awaits me. Please help me grow in faith. Help me to amend my sinful ways. I ask this in the wonderful name of my Savior, Jesus. Amen.