Augsburg Fortress

Worship Education

Renew and deepen worship life for people of all ages around word and sacrament.

  • Youth–Adults

    Gain a richer understanding of Lutheran worship and explore why we gather, how we encounter God in worship, and how that encounter shapes our response in both our communities and our world.

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  • Infants–Adults

    These resources support pastors, parents, and sponsors as they prepare for the sacrament of Holy Baptism.

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  • Children–Adults

    Customizable, multi-media resources for leading children, youth, and adults into the sacrament of Holy Communion.

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  • Pre-Readers–Young Readers

    Encourage your youngest members to learn about worship traditions, celebrations, and seasons with activity-based, engaging guides.

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The Use of the Means of Grace

The Use of the Means of Grace is the ELCA’s guiding document on the practice of word and sacrament. Lutherans continue to live into the richness of this statement. Available for purchase and as a free digital download in both English and Spanish.

Why teach about worship?

  • Welcome newcomers

    Answer questions about worship for people who are new to the Christian faith or to a Lutheran church.

  • Connect the generations

    Lead people of all ages into more active participation in worship and deeper appreciation of God’s gifts in word and sacrament.

  • Develop leaders

    Involving lay people in leading worship enriches the Sunday gathering and builds confident leaders for the church’s life.

  • Link worship and daily life

    Build awareness of how gathering for weekly worship also equips people for living faithfully every day.

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