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Worship Q&A

Baptism of Our Lord

Q: I see we celebrate “The Baptism of Our Lord” today.  Why was Jesus baptized? A: Well, why are we baptized?  Before baptism, …

Magnificat

Q:  What is the Magnificat?  Isn’t that Mary’s song?  How are her words even relevant to me? A: Yes, the Magnificat, named …

Easter Sunrise

Q: Why (yawwwwwn) do we have church so early on Easter morning? A: “Very early on the first day of the week . …

Good Friday: Strepitus

Q: Strepitus?  What is that?  It sounds contagious… A: The Strepitus is a harsh sound indicating the closing of the tomb, the …

Good Friday: Christ Candle

Q: Why do we take the Christ candle out of the sanctuary tonight? A: The removal of the Christ candle symbolizes our …

Good Friday

Q: The bulletin says “Good Friday,” but it almost looks like a funeral service today.  What’s good about this Friday? A: Today’s Good …

Faith and Works

Q: Sola fide! Faith alone! If this is our foundation – that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith – and we …

First Sunday in Advent

Q: An usher just shook my hand and wished me a “Happy New Year.”  Is he losing track of time, or did I …

Reformation Weekend

Q: I heard people breaking out in spontaneous strains of “A Mighty Fortress” as I walked to church this morning.  What’s going on …