If you’re a guest to First Lutheran Church, Venice you have probably noticed there is more structure to our worship than in many churches. Your observation is correct and this is not by accident. Both of our worship services intentionally have a liturgical foundation.
Our 8:30am worship service follows a liturgical order that uses forms that have been practiced in churches for centuries. Some of these forms have even been used by the ancient church, 1,500+ years ago.
Our 11:00am worship experience uses modern forms to express the same foundation, including contemporary wording, modern Christian music and an overall more “laid-back” atmosphere. We follow this path, not blindly following tradition, but because of a richness and depth it introduces to our modern lives. Here are a few of those reasons:
- The entire experience anchors us to the Bible and Biblical patterns.
- It ties us, the modern world, to the ancient church and to paths richly followed by countless generations of followers of Jesus.
- It involves a holistic worship, engaging the body, mind and soul.
- It involves multiple “learning” preferences, making the experience more formational to a greater bandwidth of people.
Come and join us and experience a powerful, life-engaging and life-changing worship experience.