The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

It’s debatable whether today or October 31 is the greatest non-Christological festival in the Lutheran church. Go ahead and debate, and see Sasse’s comments here, posted last year. And a section from the Preface of the Augsburg Confession here.

I’m curious, did any of your Lutheran congregations make mention of this day in the service? The one I visited did not.

Good stuff at Ask the Pastor, and a cool picture at Cyberbrethren.


8 thoughts on “The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

  1. Pastor here at my congregation focused the whole service on this, with specific sermon discussion of the confessions and creeds, and provided a handout on the confessions and creeds in the bulletin.

    Pretty cool.

  2. Oh, and to the greatest non-Christological festival, I’m leaning in favor of “today”. Considering that Reformation is generally celebrated on October 31, and the Augsburg Confession is a significant aspect of the Reformation.

  3. At Grace Lutheran in San Mateo, CA, our pastor’s sermon discussed this and prominent in our handout for the order of worship, was “The Presentation of The Augsburg Confession”.

    Our pastor gave background on what the AC is and how it was an example of the church correcting error in response to an ongoing heresy. He then spoke about the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed and the error’s that the church at those times sought to correct so that the flock wouldn’t be misled.

    Some might find it ironic that here in the Bay Area, within spitting distance of San Francisco, that there are 3 solidly confessional congregations, that teach the confessions regularly. Pacifica, San Mateo and Palo Alto. Travel a little farther and there are yet more from what I hear in Cupertino, San Jose, and Danville.

    Who would have thunk it?!



  4. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, IN handed out copies of the Augsburg Confession, and we sang hymns that carried the theme: “A mighty Fortress Is Our God,” “Thy Strong Word,” “The Church’s One Foundation,” and “Built on the Rock.”

    They did, however, choose to go with the usual Penecost 3 readings, and the sermon text was the OT reading (Gen. 3:9-15).

    There ya go!

  5. Christ the King-Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., designated the Sundays as Presentation of the Augsburg Confeesion in our bulletin, instead of 2nd Sunday after Trinity. The hymns, Introit and Collect were all appropriate, and our pastor incorporated it into his sermon, The Misunderstood Jesus.

  6. I used the Service of Prayer and Preaching from LSB with responsive readings from the AC instead of the 10 Commandments. Preached on the Isaiah text with the theme “The Word Works.” We sang some good hymns and then I integrated the need to continue confessing Christ in Bible class, where we just began a look at The Da Vinci Code.

    BTW, can you do anything about getting the spam filters at World Mag fixed so that those of us legitimate responders with URLs can list them in our comments?

  7. I’ll try. I’m not the only one blacklisting URLs though.

    I think I’ve removed blogspot from the blacklist more than once.


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