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  • The Sanctus (Latin for “Holy”) has been sung in churches in both the East (Greek) and the West (Latin) since the fourth century. It is a regular part of our Communion Liturgy which is spoken or sung before the elements are, by the reading of the Words of Institution, consecrated for use in the Lord’s Supper.

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  • What is the Offertory? Following the sermon, and usually just before or after the offering, we sing the Offertory, psalm verses in which we offer up to God thanks and praise for the salvation He has provided for us in Christ Jesus, His Son, and we devote ourselves to God and seek His help to live for Him.

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  • What is a Creed? Why do we say a creed in our worship services every Sunday?

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  • Why do pastors preach sermons every Sunday? The word pastor means shepherd, and pastors are commanded “to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28) by feeding God’s people with God’s Word through reading and teaching from the Bible.

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  • Why do we read or sing a psalm after hearing that our sins are forgiven for Jesus’ sake?
    We read or sing a psalm of praise after the confession and absolution because we are thankful to God for His mercy and forgiveness in Christ Jesus and because God desires and calls upon us to praise His name.

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