What to Expect

Resurrection Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod. We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday so if you are planning on visiting us please see our statement on Holy Communion below.

Our services follow in the rich tradition of the Lutheran Church found in the Lutheran Service Book.

Please come to receive the promised gifts from God through His Son Jesus Christ who is our one and only Savior.

We enjoy the many visitors to Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country who join us in worship throughout the year and especially our "Winter Texans."

Holy Communion at Resurrection

If you are not a member of Resurrection we ask that you please speak with Pastor Buvinghausen before the communion service.

At Resurrection Lutheran Church we celebrate Holy Communion in accordance with the Scriptures as found in the confessions and teachings of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

We believe:

  • Holy Communion is where we truly receive the very body and blood of Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine. It is not simply a remembrance or memorial meal or merely a spiritual presence. (Mark 14:22-25; 1 Corinthians 10:16)
  • Holy Communion is given for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation and thus to strengthen our faith. (Matthew 26:28)
  • Holy Communion is where through His body and blood, Christ makes us into His body, the church. Therefore, in coming to the communion rail we bear witness that we are of one faith with those who commune with us. (1 Corinthians 10:17; Acts 2:42)

This unity of faith in what we believe is normally identified through the rite of Confirmation in our church body. We recognize and rejoice in the fact that we all may be Christians but at the same time the faith we hold to can be, and often times is, very different from one another. Therefore, we invite our visitors who are members of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod or in fellowship with us to come forward to receive Holy Communion. We invite our other visitors to come forward and cross your arms at the communion rail to receive a blessing from the pastor. If you have any questions about our teachings or would be interested in arranging classes to learn more about them, please speak with Pastor Buvinghausen.