We welcome all people to come and join us for worship each and every Sunday. We celebrate the Lord's Supper on the 1st and 4th Sundays of the month. If you plan on visiting on a communion Sunday, we invite you to read through our statement below and if you have any questions to please contact Pastor Brian.
Scripture tells us that before we take the Lord’s Supper we should examine ourselves (1 Cor. 11:27-28). Scripture makes clear that we can take communion to our judgment (1 Cor. 11:29). Because of this, we believe that as long as people keep on practicing their sinful lives, with no expression of repentance, they should not partake of the Lord’s Supper. Scripture makes clear that in communion a public testimony is being given that the communicant believes the teachings of the body of believers one communes with (in this case the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) to be faithful to the Word of God. We are publicly proclaiming a oneness with each other in what we believe and teach. (1 Cor. 1:10, 1 Cor. 10:17 & Romans 16:17)
We practice “close(d) communion” wherein we believe that only those persons who are “one” with us in doctrine and practice should attend Holy Communion here, because communion proclaims a unity of faith. This does not imply that those of other Christian denominations are not Christian. It does mean that we believe God wants us to be in agreement with all of His Word (true unity is founded in the Word of God) before we proclaim that we are one. A brochure is available in the Narthex on “Fellowship in the Lord’s Supper.” Please speak with our pastor if you have any questions.
We ask all those communing to confess:
✢ I am a sinner and I sincerely repent of all my sins.
✢ I will with the help of God amend my sinful life and will forgive and love others as He has loved me.
✢ God, for Jesus’ sake, forgives me all my sins.
✢ I receive Jesus’ body and blood together with the bread and wine.
✢ For further examination, we invite you to read through pages 329-330 in the hymnal.
Young Christians who have not yet been confirmed are welcome to come forward for a blessing during communion, but please keep your hands folded as a signal to Pastor that you are not ready to receive communion.
We ask everyone receiving communion to register. Registration cards are located in the pews and on the office window ledge and may be handed to an usher, placed in the offering plate, or placed in the registration boxes at the office window ledge.
Youth Sunday School - 10:45 a.m. Adult Bible Class - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School takes place for Preschool through 12th grade across the street at Deshler Lutheran School. Sunday Adult Bible Class takes place in the mother's room at St. Peter Lutheran. Look below to see what our current series is. All kids are invited to come to Sunday school and all adults are invited to come to Bible Class.
Current Adult Bible Study Series:
Upcoming Adult Bible Study: