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Congregational Services

SUNDAY SERVICES

The Sunday Divine Services are held at 10:00 am. We celebrate the Holy Sacrament of the Lordís Supper in Divine Services on the second and forth Sundays as we recognize that our Lord Jesus Christ comes to us through the blessed meal of His very body and blood.

 Sunday School is held for children meets at 9 a.m. in which the children are taught the wondrous works of the LORD, and grow in Christian friendship with others.

 Adult studies are held on Sundays (9:00 am) and Wednesdays (9:30 am).  Opportunities to ask whatever questions you wish are always offered as we study the Word of God.

 Catechism is held for children in 7th & 8th grade. Catechesis prepares both for the reception of the Lordís Supper and a greater awareness and life in the Body of Christ.

 Holy Baptism is administered to all, infants to adults, who come to receive in faith the blessed gift of a new life in Christ Jesus.

 Holy Absolution is offered to all who wish to privately confess their sin to the pastor. Such confession is held in the absolute strictest confidence.

Wedding ceremonies are held for members of the congregation and for others who have met previously with the pastor.

Funeral services are held for members of the congregation and for those who have met previously with the pastor to make those arrangements.

 

A Brief Summary of The Teachings

We teach, believe, and confess . . .

        We are in desperate need of the redemption won by Christ through His life and sacrificial death and we confess that this redemption is a gift of God of which we are unworthy and which Holy Spirit gives us in the Gospel in Word and in the Sacraments.

        There is one God in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We confess the Deity of the Son of God, who became man in Jesus. We confess the Deity of the Holy Spirit, who works through the Gospel in Word and Sacrament to bring to us new life in the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.

        God has promised in His Holy Word that He is present in Holy Baptism whereby we are born from above (by His work) as we are baptized into the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.

        In Holy Communion (the Lordís Supper) Christís true body and blood are present in, with, and under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins.

        Godís Word, the Holy Bible, is the sole source of Godís will and is completely truthful and without error. Through the Holy Ministry of the Church, which is the Ministry of Christ our Lord, the Lord Jesus Himself serves His people.

        Christians will enjoy the blessings of life and endure its hardships while recognizing that their true life is in Christ who shall come again in glory. Godís will is that all be saved and be joined as members of the Body of Christ, regardless of ethnicity, social standing, or whatever other divisions man creates in this life.

  

The Confession of the Lordís Supper

In Holy Communion, or the Lordís Supper, our Lord Jesus Christ feeds us with His very body and blood that He sacrificed on Calvaryís cross for the forgiveness of our sins. Here He joins us to Himself and we are joined to each other by His body and blood. Any sin, denial of Christ and His Word, any division or refusal to forgive and love our neighbor must be first confessed.

Faithfulness to such a gift from the Lord requires that we examine ourselves in the light of Godís Word; for St. Paul teaches that a person must receive the Sacrament with repentance and faithóthe unworthy communicant receives only

judgment (1 Corinthians 11:22-32).

Because the true body and blood of Christ are received by all communicantsóregardless of their faithóand because communion at Christís altar is also a public confession of faith, we are concerned for the welfare of all who commune at St. Timothy. Out of love and concern for your spiritual health, we ask visitors from other denominations and confessions not to commune without first speaking to the pastor. The divisions in Christendom are tragic but real.

During the celebration of the Sacrament we encourage you to join in the singing of the hymns and to offer prayers for the communicants and the unity of the Church.