What age do Lutherans get confirmed?
Students often begin taking catechism classes at about age twelve and are usually confirmed at age fourteen. Some Lutheran pastors and theologians are now beginning to ask whether it is permissible to adopt the practice of the Eastern church and to confirm/chrismate at baptism, including infants.
Which Lutheran Church is most conservative?
The American Lutheran Church
The American Lutheran Church The ALC brought approximately 2.25 million members into the new ELCA. It was the most theologically conservative of the forming bodies, having a heritage of Old Lutheran theology.
Why is the divine service important in the Lutheran Church?
In true Christian worship, God’s gifts should predominate over our feeble response. The Lutheran Divine Service has a particularly well-tuned balance between the two. This comes fundamentally from building the service around those two great gifts of Word and Supper.
Where does the setting in the Lutheran Service Book come from?
The settings also have different historical origins. The LSB liturgy committee wanted every church in the LCMS to find a setting familiar to them, whether they came from The Lutheran Hymnal, Lutheran Book of Worship, or Lutheran Worship.
Are there different settings for a divine service?
There is only one Divine Service, but there are different settings. Some of the music and language differ between the settings, but the core of them all is the same—God delivering to us His forgiveness and salvation.
Where is setting three in the Lutheran Book of worship?
The LSB liturgy committee wanted every church in the LCMS to find a setting familiar to them, whether they came from The Lutheran Hymnal, Lutheran Book of Worship, or Lutheran Worship. Setting Three preserves the Common Service (1888), which was familiar to LCMS Lutherans as “page 15” in The Lutheran Hymnal.