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Worship Services
Our services: 

Below are general times for our services. Please refer to the church calendar for official times.
  • Our Sunday morning service starts at 9:00 a.m. (June - Aug)/10:00 a.m. (Sept.-May).
  • Our Sunday School and Adult Bible Class both start at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Our Monday Night service starts at 6:30.
  • Our Friday morning Adult Bible Class starts at 10:00.
  • Midweek Lenten and Advent Services are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm (Unless otherwise noted on the calendar)
  • Thanksgiving worship is also the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at 6:30 pm. 
Church Year:

The church year ensures we cover the important events and teachings of Christ every year. 
  • Advent: The church year begins with Advent at the end of November and spans the next four weeks before Christmas. Advent means “coming” and is a time of quiet reflection in preparation for the coming of Christmas and the coming of Christ at the end of the world.
  • Christmas: For 12 days we celebrate the coming of God as a man to save us.
  • Epiphany: Epiphany is a Greek word that means “appearing.” We remember the appearing of the star to the wise men, telling us that Christ is the Savior of all nations. We also see Christ appearing to his disciples, making himself known as the promised Savior as He begins His ministry.
  • Lent: Lent is a time for humble and solemn meditation on the seriousness of our sins and the depth of Christ’s love for us that He took those sins upon himself.
  • Easter: The sorrow of Lent is broken by the triumphant celebration of Easter, the highest of holy days for Christians. We rejoice in the victory of the risen Christ over all of our enemies.
  • Pentecost: The season of Pentecost begins 50 days after Easter and covers the remaining half of the church year. During Pentecost we focus on the teachings of Christ and their application to us.
What do the different colors we use in church mean?
  • White: The color of purity, perfection, eternity, and joy. Used on festival days like Christmas and Easter.
  • Red: The color of zeal (fire) and martyrdom (blood). Used on days when we focus on the power of the Holy Spirit in zealous and faithful believers.
  • Green: The color of life, refreshment, regeneration. Used most during the Sundays after Pentecost to remind us of the growth of our faith and the church as we hear Christ’s teaching.
  • Purple: The color of royalty, but also of sorrow and repentance. Used during Lent.
  • Black: The color or mourning, humility, and death. Used on Good Friday.
  • Blue: The color of hope and anticipation. Used during Advent.
We are grateful to Pastor Jon Schroeder and the members of Faith Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, GA for permission to post this on our website.  You can check out their website at www.georgiafaith.com
What are the parts of the liturgy?
  • Invocation: Every service begins “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” These are the same words spoken at your baptism. They are a reminder that we enter God’s presence to worship Him because we were made His children through baptism.
  • Confession and Absolution: In every service we humbly confess our sins to God and then gladly hear his proclamation that each and every one of them has been forgiven. It’s included in every service because we can never hear those amazing, comforting words too often.
  • Song of Praise: In response to the forgiveness given so freely to us, we join our voices in a song of praise to God.
  • Prayer of the Day: We pray the appointed prayer for that Sunday of the church year. The prayer fits with the theme for the day.
  • First Lesson: The first lesson is usually taken from the Old Testament. Many times we will hear about a prophecy that was fulfilled by Christ in the Gospel lesson for the day.
  • Psalm of the Day: For 3,000 years believers have worshiped God by singing and reciting psalms.
  • Second Lesson: The second lesson is usually taken from the Epistles—the part of the New Testament after the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Typically they apply God’s Word specifically to the believer’s life.
  • Verse of the Day: A short song of praise to God, based on the theme of the day, that thanks God for and prepares us to hear the Gospel lesson.
  • The Gospel: The entire service revolves around the Gospel lesson. We stand to hear the words of Christ our King, just like people stood in the presence of royalty in ancient times.
  • Sermon: The pastor preaches a message based on one of the lessons or the gospel for the day. The sermon teaches how God's word applies to our Christian life.
  • Confession of Faith: We join to pray to God about specific joys and troubles in our church and in the Church around the world. This is followed by the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s Supper is offered on the first and third Sundays of the month. We, united with our brothers and sisters in the faith, approach God’s altar to receive the body and blood of Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith.
  • Benediction: We then receive the same blessing that God gave to the ancient Israelites. 
We are grateful to Pastor Jon Schroeder and the members of Faith Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, GA for permission to post this on our website.  You can check out their website at www.georgiafaith.com
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