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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

(206) 935-6530                                               Fax  (206) 935-5205

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Seasonal Worship Services:  See below Ê

 




The Presentation

of Our Lord —

      On Friday, February 1st we celebrate The Presentation of our Lord at 11:45 am in the chapel with Holy Eucharist. 

      This feast day revolves around a prophecy in Luke 2:34-35 that relates a stirring story about Christ’s ministry.  It says he will be spoken against, and that he will cause the rise and  fall of many.  Honor God this day for the wisdom in this prophecy. These words from Martin Luther will be included in the sermon for the day:

      “If a person is unwilling to accept this child, Jesus, we must simply close our eyes and ears and proceed as though we did not see him fall. For this child’s significance will be that his gospel shall be defamed as heresy; this is one of his trademarks, that many will stumble and take offense because of him" (Luther's House Postils 1:160).

 




 

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.