Lutheran Church and School

7691 S. University Blvd.
Centennial, CO 80122
303-798-0711

Worship Styles

Divine Worship

As Lutheran Christians, God calls us together around His Word and Sacraments and gives us the gifts He promises to give—namely, forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation—as we hear the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We refer to what happens in worship on Sunday as Divine Service, because God comes to us through the Means of Grace to give us His gifts: God (Divine) + giving us gifts (Service).

Contemporary Worship

Contemporary worship (Divine Service) at Shepherd of the Hills features God’s Holy Word and Sacraments framed and supported by contemporary Christian music. We feel very strongly about our Lutheran faith and heritage and, with this in mind, we value strong preaching based on God’s Holy Word. Confessing our sins and hearing of God’s forgiveness by the merits of Jesus is a part of every worship service. Additionally, we confess our faith using one of the three Ecumenical Creeds of the Church. God creates among us meaningful and fulfilling worship (Divine Service) as He feeds us with His Word and Sacraments and meets our spiritual needs. Contemporary Christian music is integrated into the Divine Service in such a way that praise, glory, and honor, brought about only through the leading of the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament, is focused on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. These Means of Grace, supported and expressed by upbeat and uplifting music, provide a meaningful and gratifying encounter with our Lord for those who join with us.

Traditional Worship

Traditional worship (Divine Service) at Shepherd of the Hills features God’s Holy Word and Sacraments framed and supported by traditional Christian music. We feel very strongly about our Lutheran faith and heritage and, with this in mind, we value strong preaching based on God’s Holy Word. Confessing our sins and hearing of God’s forgiveness by the merits of Jesus is a part of every worship service. Additionally, we confess our faith using one of the three Ecumenical Creeds of the Church. God creates among us meaningful and fulfilling worship (Divine Service) as He feeds us with His Word and Sacraments and meets our spiritual needs. Traditional Christian music is integrated into the Divine Service in such a way that praise, glory, and honor, brought about only through the leading of the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament, is focused on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. These Means of Grace, supported by thoughtfully chosen traditional music, provide a meaningful and gratifying encounter with our Lord for those who join with us.

Important Note

You’ll notice these explanations of Contemporary and Traditional Worship are almost identical. This is intentional! As Lutheran Christians, we value our strong worship heritage; we also enjoy the freedom of various styles of music. As our Divine Services are based on God’s Word, so also are the words of our songs and hymns based on God’s Word, even when the musical styles are varied. To God be the glory!