Grace Lutheran Church, Columbus Indiana
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"Christ-centered worship, proclaiming the Gospel, and nurturing all into God's family."

Worship at Grace

We invite you to join us for the Divine Service at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM every Sunday. In the Divine Service, we begin with God! Divine Service means God's service toward fallen humanity through the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, who distributes His gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation through Word and Sacrament.

In the Divine Service, the door of heaven opens for you, and you participate in the life of heaven itself (see Hebrews 10:19-25; 12:22-29), because of the presence of the heavenly One, Jesus Christ. He Himself is present where two or more gather in His name.

The chief actions of the Divine Service are Christ's actions, not your own. Through His Word He speaks to you—forgiving your sins, strengthening your faith, calming your fears, and bestowing His blessing on you. Through His Supper He Himself feeds you with His own Body and Blood. That is how St. Paul and the early church understood Christ's Words of Institution—literally, not figuratively (1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23-32). In the Divine Service, Jesus Christ is present according to His flesh for the life of the world.

This two-fold action of Christ in the Divine Service—teaching (Word) and table (Sacrament) became the foundation of early Christian worship (Acts 2:42) because it continued the two-fold ministry of Christ, teaching and feeding. This is the "sacramental" aspect of the Divine Service, God actions toward us.

It is only by keeping Christ and His actions central that we are empowered to respond to Him in praise and thanks (Rom. 12:1-2). Our praise and thanks are our response to what Christ has done and is doing for us. This is the "sacrificial" aspect of the Divine Service, meaning our actions toward God, and it is what we call worship.

The rhythm of the Divine Service is from Him to us, and then from us back to Him. Christ gives us His gifts, and together we receive and extol them.

We invite you to come and to ground yourself in Christ and His gifts.

If you need any other information that is not included on this site call the church office 812-372-4859 and we will gladly help. May God's blessings be on you.