The Divine Service

In the Lutheran Church we call what happens on Sunday morning “The Divine Service”. God serves us. God does the giving, and we do the receiving. God does the serving. We are at the banquet table being served. He serves us through the Pastor who speaks forgiveness to the penitent sinner. He serves us as the Gospel of our Lord Jesus is proclaimed, bringing comfort and hope to lost sinners. He serves us in Holy Communion in the words, “This is My body…this is My blood of the New Testament shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” He serves us as hymns repeat the Scripture with the Good News of life and salvation through Jesus Christ. He is active; we are passive, joyfully receiving of His undeserved love (grace). We become active when we go forth from “The Divine Service” to serve our neighbor, beginning with members of our own family. In “The Divine Service” “God works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil.2:13).

Come to Peace Lutheran Church, 1506 E. 42nd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, to be served in this special way by God. Sunday service time is 10:30 a.m.