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LW 101 - Worship Terms
Terms in this set (26)
To ASK for God to bless the worship service.
To CONFESS or admit sins against God and people and being a sinful human being.
To be ABSOLVED or forgiven for sins against God and people and for being a sinful human being.
The ENTRANCE or beginning of the Service of the Word.
Gloria Patri (Glory to the Father)
A profession of faith in the Holy Trinity and the divinity (godliness) of the Lord.
Kyrie Eleison (Lord have Mercy)
An expression of our humanity, weaknesses, and need for God's help.
Gloria in Excelsis (Glory in the Highest)
Praise to the Holy Trinity. A joyous reminder of the importance of Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection. Takes our thoughts and focus from us to God.
A shared prayer between the pastor and the people offered before prayer petitions to God. It renews the ties of faith and common purpose.
Usually related to the New Testament reading. A prayer appointed for each Sunday and special service to prepare the mind for Scripture.
Lessons from the Old Testament, the New Testament (Epistle) and one of the Gospels (words of Jesus).
Creed (I believe)
A statement of belief used as a reply to God's Word, uniting all believers in one true faith.
God commands that the Word be preached. Connects to one or more of the Scripture readings and applies both Law and Gospel to the lives of the people. Ends the Service of the Word.
When we OFFER our thanks to God through gifts of money and prayers. Begins the Service of the Sacrament (Lord's Supper).
Gifts of God through His Word, the sermon, and the Lord's Supper.
Our offering of gifts and prayers to God.
Part of the offering. Directed to God in humility and trust, they include prayers of concern for people, the world, and our country.
Preface (Come Before)
The words that come before the celebration of Holy Communion that give believers a chance to pour out their love and gratitude for Jesus' sacrifice.
Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy)
Concludes the preface by joining in the songs of the angels in adoration of Jesus.
The prayer Jesus taught us to pray.
Words of Institution
The words from the New Testament repeated to set apart the earthly elements of the bread and wine for holy use in the Lord's Supper.
Sacrament of the Altar
Distribution of the bread and wine along with the Words of Institution strengthens our faith and our ability to love one another.
Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)
Reminds us that we receive the body and blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God who died to take away our sins and the sins of the world.
Nunc Dimittus (Now Depart)
A hymn of parting or departure and a prayer for peace and rest for the end of the service, the day, and life.
Short, joyful prayer acknowledging that we received God's grace through the Lord's Supper.
A blessing assuring grace and peace in God's name to His people who receive it in faith.
A psalm or hymn that introduces the theme of the day and begins the Service of the Word.
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