What to Expect When Worshiping at St. John’s
Everyone is welcome to worship with us at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Many people dress for our worship services in casual clothing and in the summertime it is not unusual to have some people in shorts. Despite the attire of those gathered, the liturgy itself is formal.
Worship is like having one foot in heaven with the other here on earth. What brings heaven into our earthly worship is not dependent on the elaborateness of the service or the sincerity of our devotion. Rather, it is because of the One who is present in our worship that we experience heaven on earth.
If worship is “heaven on earth,” then what we do and say in worship should in some sense give us a glimpse of heaven. The ancient texts of the liturgy give us that glimpse and, more importantly, they deliver to us, here and now, the eternal benefits of forgiveness, life, and salvation.