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 and 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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  First Lutheran Church of West Seattle

4105 California Avenue S.W.            Seattle, Washington  98116

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The Epiphany

of Our Lord

On Friday, January 6, 2017

The Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord will be celebrated at 11:45 am in the chapel with Holy Eucharist. 

     Only Matthew's Gospel remembers this event.  Celebrate the magi's coming to worship and bring gifts to the Christ child. 

 

 

The Baptism

of Our Lord

 First Sunday After the Epiphany

The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord

Sunday, January 8, 2017.

In Matthew 3:15 Jesus tells John to baptize him in order "to fulfill all righteousness."  Luther teaches: 

     Baptism was instituted by God primarily for Christ's sake and then afterwards also for the sake of all men.  For first he must sanctify baptism through his own body and thereby take away the sin, in order that afterwards those who believe him may have the forgiveness of sins (Luther's Works 51:318).

 

 

 

 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.