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.

                              

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  First Lutheran Church of West Seattle

4105 California Avenue S.W.            Seattle, Washington  98116

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THE ASCENSION

OF OUR LORD

This great feast of the Easter Season, the Ascension of Our Lord, follows Easter by 40 days.  On Thursday, May 5th, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 11:45 am in the chapel.  Study Luke 24:50:     

 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands,

he blessed them.  While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.

 

THE DAY OF PENTECOST

On Sunday, May 15th 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, May 22nd we will honor the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.  On this day 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!

 

THE HOLY VISITATION

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on the Feast of the Holy Visitation, Tuesday, May 31st, in the chapel at 11:45 am. 

    On this holy day we give thanks to God for the blessed words between Saint Mary and Saint Elizabeth.  We also give thanks for the honor paid Saint Mary by the still unborn Saint John the Baptist, when he moved in the womb of his mother, Saint Elizabeth. 

    To prepare for this festival, study Luke 1:39-47 and Isaiah 11:1-5.

 




  

 

 

 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.