Saturday, June 28, 2014

"Going to Church"

When I was little, we went to "church."  "Going to church" meant Sunday morning or maybe a Wednesday-evening Lenten service.  It didn't mean dropping by the building to pick up the sweater you left there yesterday.

In recent years, friends talk about going to "Divine Service" or to "worship" or to "Mass" or to "prayers" or even to "celebration service."

[that moment when the light bulb clicks on]

Augsburg Confession, Article 7:  The holy Christian church is
the assembly of all believers among whom the Gospel is preached in its purity and the holy sacraments are administered according to the Gospel.

If you look at it that way, "going to church" doesn't sound any different from "Divine Service"!


  1. Assumed you were taking a blogging break, but just came by to see that you've been through quite a challenging time healthwise. Scanning your recent posts, I see that you're on the mend. Glad to know that! Will keep you in my prayers. Take care....

  2. Yes, Barbara, I guess it was a blogging break of sorts -- imposed instead of self-chosen. ;-) Thank you for your prayers.