Grace is the most important word in the Lutheran vocabulary. Grace is the word we use to talk about God’s love. God’s grace is shared in our worship through holy words and sacred ceremonies. Lutherans’ core ministry of the church is summed up with the phrase “Word and Sacrament.”
God’s grace is as real as the water of baptism and the bread and the wine of communion. In sacramental mystery, we join Jesus Christ in his death and resurrection through the waters of baptism. Just as Jesus Christ is truly present with us when we eat his holy meal.
In the celebration of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, we are linked to the living, loving presence of God. We are assured that no matter how far we wander away from God’s purpose for our lives; there is always God’s grace and forgiveness for us.