Worship

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Psalm 29:2 ESV 

The Divine Service (Worship) is central to the life of a disciple and thus to the life of our congregation. The people of God are drawn together and gather in the name of our Triune God to confess our sins and receive His gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation through God’s Word and Holy Communion. We are showered with God’s love in every service and offer our praises in return.

Beautiful Savior strives to have worship that is Christ-centered, historically liturgical, thematic, and rooted in the Church Year, while seeking to be meaningful and relevant for today’s world.

Holy Communion is offered at each of our Sunday services.

Beautiful Savior offers three services each Sunday: 8:00am, 10:45am, 6:00pm.

Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.

Psalm 30:4

In keeping with our Lutheran heritage, music plays a vital role in worship. Martin Luther was himself a musician, who sang (in a tenor voice), played the lute, and composed hymns. For Luther, music was next in importance to theology, a living voice of the Gospel, a gift from God to be used in all its fullness in Christian praise and prayer.

From Hymnody to contemporary music, from Bach to chanting, from organ to bells, music is offered in a great variety of styles to provide meditation on the work of Christ Jesus for you. All music is chosen to be accurate according to Lutheran doctrine and appropriate for expressing our praise.

Beautiful Savior offers additional services for specific festivals of the church year.

Advent

First Wednesday of Advent, 7pm – Service that anticipates the gift of God at Christmas.

Second Wednesday of Advent, 7pm – O Antiphon Service gives opportunity to meditate on the beloved hymn, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

Third Wednesday of Advent, 6:30pm – Service of Lessons and Carols is a service that moves from prophecy to the fulfilment of God’s promises. This service utilizes congregational singing as well as most of Beautiful Savior’s musical groups.

Christmas Eve Candlelight

4pm, 6pm & 8pm – The Nativity of the Lord is celebrated with the Word, much singing, Holy Communion and candlelight.

Christmas Day

9am – This service is a celebration of the Word (Jesus) who became flesh for our salvation. Different Scriptures and Christmas hymns complete the celebration of Christmas.

Ash Wednesday

Noon & 7pm – Solemn service to initiate the penitential season of Lent. Imposition of ashes and Holy Communion are offered.

Lenten Midweek

Noon & 7pm – Penitential service based upon a theme or series for Lenten season.

Maundy Thursday

5pm & 7pm – Solemn service commemorating the events that took place on the night of Jesus’ betrayal and arrest. The altar is stripped and Holy Communion is celebrated.

Good Friday

5pm & 7pm – This service commemorates the passion of Jesus. The service takes shape in three parts: The adoration of the cross and confession, the service of the Word focusing on the text for the day, and the Tenebrae (darkness) sequence in which the passion of Jesus is read with increasing darkness.

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

6pm –This contemplative service begins outside and transitions indoors just as worshipers transition from the somber mood of Good Friday to the joy of Easter. The service walks through the Old Testament proclaiming the salvation of God and culminates with the first proclamation of Easter and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Easter

6:30am, Easter Sunrise Service – This service is meant to parallel the journey to the tomb by the women that first Easter morning. As weather permits, this service is held outside.

8am, 9:30am & 11am – Easter services are the climax of the church year when we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin, death and Satan. These services are festival services with choirs and instrumentation.

Thanksgiving

7pm, Wednesday evening – Although not an official holiday of the church year, we take this opportunity to thank our heavenly Father for all the blessings he has showered upon us.

   13145 Blackbob Road
   Olathe, KS 66062
   913-780-6023
   Sunday Worship Services
  8:00am, 10:45am and 6pm
   Family Education Hour
  @ 9:30am