Worship

         We worship in the ancient, historical patterns that Christians have handed down through the centuries.  We celebrate the Lord's Supper at both of our liturgies on Sunday mornings, and on Wednesdays, every week of the year.  This is the way Christ wanted us to remember him on the Lord's Day.

 

       Our prayer together is always liturgical, following the historical forms  of the Church.  We read Holy Scriptures as they are appointed in the Lectionary.  The sermon explains those readings in terms of the Law and Gospel.  In this we rely on Martin Luther's (1483-1546) understanding of Christ's mission and life.

        

       Our hymns and choral music reinforce the Scriptures read, proclaimed and prayed in our worship.  This supports the solemnity of our praise to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Historical vestments and traditional rituals also contribute to the richness of worship.  All our corporate worship is offered within the consecrated walls of our church which is deemed God's holy and sacred house of prayer.

                                                                  Worship Schedule

 

                       Sunday Worship                    8:00 am Holy Eucharist - Chapel

                                                                  10:30 am Choral Eucharist - Nave

                                                                    8:00 pm Compline - Chapel

                      Wednesday Worship          9:30 am Matins - Chapel

                                                                  11:45 am Holy Eucharist - Chapel

                                                                    7:00 pm Vespers - Chapel

                                                                    7:20 pm Reserve Sacrament - Chapel

                      Sacrament of Penance       3-5 pm Third Saturday - Chapel

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                      Sunday Nursery     10:30 am Child Care 4 yrs. and under.

                              

                               * Baptisms arranged through the Pastor.

                               * Weddings arranged through the Pastor.

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Seasonal Worship Services:  See below .

 

                     First Lutheran Church of West Seattle

            4105 California Avenue S.W.            Seattle, Washington  98116

            (206) 935-6530                                               Fax  (206) 935-5205

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                                               www.flcws.org

 

 

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THE DAY OF PENTECOST

    On Sunday, June 8th at the 10:30 am Holy Eucharist, we will celebrate Pentecost.  This day celebrates the "outpouring of the Spirit" and the birth of the Church, according to the chronology and theology of the book of Acts of the Apostles. 

THE HOLY TRINITY

On Sunday, June 15th we will honor the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and we will confess that our God is named Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is Christ's command in Matthew 28:19 when he says to us: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." It is this name that our faith requires us to adore for God is in this name! 

MARY, MOTHER OF OUR LORD

The Feast of Saint Mary, the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, will be celebrated at our Sunday Holy Eucharist on August 17th.  On this day we will thank God for the life and faith of Saint Mary, who has been called the Mother of all believers for she was the first person to believe in the gospel.

    Lutherans for centuries have honored Our Lady by praying the "Magnificat":

    My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savoir, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.  His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.  He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts he of their hearts, has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.                     (Luke 1:46-55)

 



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