Worship

  • The Divine Service (German: Gottesdienst) is the title given to the primary worship service as used in the various Lutheran churches.
  • The Divine Service is the Church’s public prayer.
  • The Divine Service as used by Lutherans traces its roots to the ancient historic liturgy employed in the city of Rome.
  • The pre-Tridentine Mass was revised by Martin Luther in his Formula missae (“Form of the Mass”) of 1523 and his Deutsche Messe (“German Mass”) of 1526 in order to bear clearer witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • The Divine Service offer times to rejoice in God’s presence, to receive His gifts, to sing His praises, and to hear His word proclaimed and explained.