In Lutheran worship, we follow the church year calendar and Bible readings assigned for every Sunday and festival. People actively participate in Lutheran worship, and are not passive spectators. The entire congregation joins in readings, prayers, statements of faith, responses, hymns, and liturgical songs. Liturgy in Greek means "people work". That's what we do: work together at praising God, praying to Him, having Him speak to us, and partaking of His Holy Supper.
The church year calendar is centuries old and has existed in its basic format since the Middle Ages. The first half of the church year follows the events in the Life of Christ.
Our traditional liturgy is centuries old, some of it going back to the early Christian Church. Martin Luther retained the Mass form, modifying it and eliminating non-Biblical elements. The Lutheran communion service closely resembles that of the Roman Catholics and Episcopalians. This Mass form carries with it many beautiful traditions and unites us with Christians of many centuries.
In Holy Communion, Christ gives us His Body and Blood in the bread and wine. Here Christ offers forgiveness of sins, strengthening of faith, life and salvation. In the Lutheran view of worship there is a balance of Word and Sacrament in God's means of grace to us. The Lord's Supper is therefore celebrated each Sunday. We come forward to receive the body and blood of Christ by His invitation and His command, "Do this in remembrance of Me".