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We gather each week to receive from God, grow in him and give our lives in service to others.
God is active during our gatherings: he calls us into his presence; he declares our sins forgiven; he speaks his word into our lives; he feeds us at his table through holy communion; and he sends us into the world to love him and our neighbours.
The Divine Service
The Divine Service is the liturgy of holy communion. It is called Divine Service because in it God serves us his word and sacraments. He serves, we feast.
Every Sunday and special feast days
10.30am St Peter’s, 6 Boollee Street, Reid ACT 2600
9.00 am St John the Baptist, 13–15 Kinkora Pl, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
. Confession and Absolution
. Hymn of Praise
. Word of God and Sermon
. Words of Our Lord
. Agnus Dei
. Nunc Dimmitis
Part of the problem of contemporary, do-it-yourself liturgies promoted by the church growth movement in the hope of increasing church membership is the emphasis on technique and methodology and its entertainment aspect rather than relying on the power of the Gospel in Word and Sacrement (verbum audible et visibile).
When such homemade efforts grab attention, the ministry team is invariably challenged to outdo the worship effects of the week before. Moreover, because such services often lack substance and continuity, they have little sustaining value for worshipers.
Pastors would do well to ponder the fact that the Christian liturgy, the Divine Service in Word and Sacrement, in its whole economy posesses inestimable formative and expressive power over human imagination, emotion, thought, and will. Here Christ's church appears for what it is, namely, according to Article VII of the Augsburg Confession, an assembly of believers, the faithful, "among whom the Gospel is preached ... and the holy sacraments administered".
Such worship is the very purpose of the church's existence; it is essentially what the church does.
Lutheran Worship - History and Practice, p. 139