A Liturgical Church
Advent is a liturgical church. Why Liturgy? The liturgy of the church is thousands of years old. Experiences in a liturgical church service date back to the Old Testament, the ways of worship in the time of Moses and the tabernacle that the Israelites used to worship the Lord in the wilderness.
The Lord's Supper
The Sacrament of the Altar, Adapted from Luther's Small Catechism What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and drink. Who receives this Sacrament worthily? Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: "Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins." But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words "for you" require all hearts to believe. Prayer before communing: Dear Savior, at Your gracious invitation I come to Your table to eat and drink Your holy body and blood. Let me find favor in Your eyes to receive this holy Sacrament in faith for the salvation of my soul and to the glory of Your holy name; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.