Lutheran congregations are seldom identical in the way they worship. Still, for most Lutherans, certain facts hold true:
- Lutheran worship is liturgical, following a common order of service.
- Lutheran worship is biblical. It has roots in the life of the Old Testament people and of the New Testament church. It uses the language of Scripture and celebrates the biblical message.
- Lutheran worship employs the historic heritage of Christian worship common to major branches of the church, as it has developed over 20 centuries.
- In the spirit of the Reformation, Lutherans worship in the contemporary language of the people. Lay persons, as well as the clergy, participate actively in leadership roles.
- Lutheran worship employs the arts — musical and visual — as gifts from God to be used to the glory of God and for the instruction and inspiration of God’s people.
Worship Excellence Team
The mission of the Worship Excellence Team is to “equip leaders for quality Lutheran worship.” The team is made up of clergy, musicians, and others who have a passion for seeing the church connect to God in worship. Areas of focus include worship, music, liturgy, preaching, the arts, and technology. The team’s role is to be a supportive resource to churches that desire prayerful excellence in their worship. They assist in the planning and execution of synodical worship events in order to nurture the values of quality Lutheran worship.
Questions or Comments?
Please contact the Gulf Coast Synod Office.
The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “God is good; God’s love endures forever.”
– 2 Chronicles 5:13