Luther’s Small Catechism

During July, I will be offering a sermon series on Luther’s Small Catechism.  The intent of this work published by Martin Luther in 1529 was to help parents teach their children the basics of the Christian faith.  Luther’s Small Catechism is considered one of Luther’s most influential works.  In this work, Luther helps us unpack what the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Sacraments mean in our daily lives.  He uses the German phrase, Was ist das, which means, What is this, throughout the Catechism, which helps us pause and reflect on each part.

This will be a time to look with fresh eyes on these pieces of our weekly liturgy that many of us know by heart.  Many of us can recite the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostle’s Creed from memory, but how often do we pause to consider the powerful meaningful behind the words?  So I invite us this month to reflect on these important pieces of our weekly worship and renew ourselves in these basic tenants of our faith.

Here’s the schedule:

July 10: Ten Commandments

July 17: Apostle’s Creed

July 24: The Lord’s Prayer

July 31: Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion


Grace and Peace,

Pastor Derek