The goal is for the congregation once again to worship with a hymnal. Worshiping with Lutheran Service Book will not only connect the congregation to a well-produced book that contains our Christian-Lutheran heritage and tradition, but it will also connect the congregation more directly to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), with whom it is affiliated. Atonement will more firmly “walk together” with other LCMS congregations that use the Synod’s current and official hymnal.
1st Sunday= LSB, “Divine Service, Setting II,” Communion, pg. 167.
2nd Sunday= LSB, “Matins,” Non-Communion, pg. 219.
3rd Sunday= LSB, “Divine Service, Setting IV,” (alternative songs) Communion, pg. 203.
4th Sunday= LSB, “Divine Service, Setting II,” Non-Communion, pg. 167.
5th Sunday= LSB, “Divine Service, Setting IV,” (hymn sing) Communion, pg. 203.
The congregation will soon discover while worshiping with LSB that there have been parts of the liturgy, songs and canticles, for instance, which have not been utilized in the Divine Service. With the pew addition of LSB, it will be easier to learn these parts of the service as well as other orders of service (of which there are thirteen in the hymnal). With the LSB it will also be easier for the congregation to learn new hymns to add to its repertoire and try other new things with the service such as the singing of psalms. As the congregation becomes more accustomed to worshiping with LSB, we can begin incorporating these different elements to enrich the Sunday morning Divine Service.