How do Lutherans worship?

As Lutheran services are conducted in many different languages, cultures and countries, there are inevitably variations in expressions and styles of worship. Generally, however, Lutheran services are in the 'catholic' tradition, following the ancient liturgies and observing historic usage. Music has always been an important part of Lutheran worship - services are often sung and instrumental music is common. There have been many great Lutheran composers who wrote prolifically for their churches - perhaps Bach and Mendelssohn are the best known.

As Lutheran services are conducted in many different languages, cultures and countries, there are inevitably variations in expressions and styles of worship. Generally, however, Lutheran services are in the 'catholic' tradition, following the ancient liturgies and observing historic usage. Music has always been an important part of Lutheran worship - services are often sung and instrumental music is common. There have been many great Lutheran composers who wrote prolifically for their churches - perhaps Bach and Mendelssohn are the best known.

Lutherans celebrate Holy Communion regularly, believing that Christ is truly present in his fullness in the bread and wine of the sacrament. Lutherans administer Holy Baptism to infants and adults, believing that God strengthens faith through the water used in this sacrament.

Worship in the Lutheran Church - Canada is dignified and traditional, but retains a sense of informality and flexibility that helps visitors feel welcome.