FAQ’s

Welcome to Living Lord!

You’ve got questions… We’ve got answers!

If you've never been to church, or if it's been a while, or if you haven't been to our church, then this page is just for you. We've compiled a list of questions that you may have thought about but didn't know who to ask. If we have missed your question, feel free to contact the office at any time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Where is Living Lord Lutheran Church?

Living Lord is a welcoming, active, and rejoicing congregation in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. We are known for our outreach throughout our community and our attention to worship and music. We are located just North of Interstate 64 between Prospect Road and Lake Saint Louis Blvd. Our building is located in front of the Camden Apartment complex and is visible from the Interstate. Click here for a map and directions.

What is a Lutheran?

“Faith active in love” is the best summary of what we believe it is to be a Lutheran. Specifically, a Lutheran is a Christian who has faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and who lives that faith in love toward our neighbors and all of God's creation. Lutherans share the Bible and a common faith with other Christians.

In 1517 in Germany, Dr. Martin Luther, a German theologian, started the Reformation in response to significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the Roman Catholic church at the time. Although he is the founder the Lutheran church, he always wanted to call it The Evangelical Church, which means, "The Good News Church." He is respected but not worshipped by Lutherans.

Today, nearly five centuries later, Lutherans still hold to the basic principles of Luther’s theological teachings, such as Grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone. These comprise the very essence of Lutheranism:

  • We are saved by the grace of God alone—not by anything we do;
  • Our salvation is through faith alone—a confident      trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation;      and
  • The Bible is the norm for faith and life—the      true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

What should I wear?

At Living Lord Lutheran Church, we want everyone to be comfortable while celebrating together. Some people come in jeans, some in shorts, some in dress clothes. The clothes are not the important part, you are. Come as you are!

Do I have to stand up and sing?

Lutherans are known for our singing, so it is a big part of our worship celebration. You will see some people standing and some people sitting as they are able. Our only goal during our services is for you to hear and receive God's Word as it comes to us through scripture sung, prayed, and preached.

Are kids welcome?

Of course! And we hope you bring them. We welcome children of every age and our members are very kid-friendly. Children will be welcomed by Pastor Roy or Pastor Jim for a children’s sermon, so that they can hear God’s word in their own special way. Following the children’s sermon during 11:00 worship service, children can follow an adult leader downstairs for Children’s Worship at the Cross Walk. This is a worship experience designed for children between the ages of 4 through 3rd grade. Parents can join their children downstairs at the completion of the service for a final blessing.

We also have a cry room located in the rear of the sanctuary if you feel like you need some space for your children to play and for mom’s who may want some privacy, where parents can still hear the worship service.

What can I expect in the service?

Living Lord is blessed to have a wide variety of members from all different age groups and backgrounds. We embrace these differences and try to offer services that everyone will enjoy. While some services are more structured and others are more relaxed, they are all based on the Lutheran Liturgy. We receive Communion at every service and welcome all those who are baptized to share the Lord’s Supper with us. 

  • Saturday 5:30 p.m.: Quiet Contemporary - a relaxed, uplifting service with some traditional favorites mixed in with some new upbeat elements that will leave you inspired to go spread the Good News. This service is held downstairs for a relaxed and intimate experience.
  • Sunday 8:30 a.m.: Classic- a classic liturgical service led by an organist, inspiring choir members and talented special musicians. While our organist leads us through some traditional favorites, we encourage the whole congregation to be involved in our praise and worship.
  • Sunday 11:00 a.m.: Ancient Future- an upbeat, family-friendly worship service that is full of praise and celebration. Our praise band leads the congregation through a variety of music that will leave you energized even after you leave. After the pastor gives the children’s sermon, Children’s Worship takes place downstairs during the remainder of the service.

What about Holy Communion (The Lord’s Supper)?

Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday at all worship services. Lutherans believe that Christ is present in this meal to give us forgiveness, life, and salvation. All baptized Christians who believe in the presence of Christ in his Supper for the forgiveness of sins are invited to receive the Lord's Supper. Children not yet instructed are invited to come forward to the altar for a blessing. This is the Lord's Table — all are welcome.

How do I become a member?

We're glad you asked! We are always pleased to welcome new members into our community. The first thing to do is introduce yourself to a pastor or someone in the congregation, who can help you get involved right away! We are thrilled to welcome new members during our Discovery Class, which meets regularly and helps you learn more about our church. Visit our "I'm New” page for more information.

What is an "ELCA" Lutheran?

The ELCA, or Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is a denomination of more than 10,300 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands with over 4.5 million members. The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. For more information about our denomination's world-wide ministries, click ELCA.

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