The Sunday Divine Service

Important Announcement: Because many people cannot attend worship service in person because of the coronavirus, we are recording the Service of the Word in advance and posting it on our website. It is the complete Sunday service with all the hymns and the full-length sermon. However, it omits the communion portion of the liturgy (the Service of the Sacrament), since the Lord’s Supper cannot be celebrated virtually. On Sunday we meet in person at 10:45 a.m. for a spoken Divine Service. It is the entire liturgy (both the Service of the Word and the Service of the Sacrament), but without any music and with a brief homily. The pre-recorded service features a full-length sermon on the Gospel of the day, while the in-person service has a brief homily on the Epistle; the two services are meant to complement each other, not substitute for the other.

The Divine Service begins at 10:45 a.m. every Sunday. In July and August we meet in our air-conditioned basement, which you can enter from the Paulina side of the street.

Photo1Every Sunday Service offers God’s gifts of His Word, preaching, and the Lord’s Supper. Since we treasure each of those gifts, we do not wish to omit any of them on a Sunday morning. To underscore these gifts, we follow a pattern commonly called the liturgy. The core of the liturgy is the same from Sunday to Sunday, since it consists of key passages of the Scripture that call for us to steep ourselves in them throughout our lifetime. But the hymns and Scripture readings of the day vary from week to week, which allow us to explore the full counsel of God over the course of a year. For a fuller explanation of why we pattern our services in this manner, click here.

We are located at the intersection of Le Moyne and Paulina in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.