Church Ceremonies and Chanting

It’s often said that actions speak louder than words. God is holy. Therefore, we come into his presence with reverence and humility. The purpose of liturgical ceremonies is to give form and order to our reverence and remind us of Whose presence we are in. Or, as our Lutheran Confessions put it, “The purpose of all ceremonies is to teach the people what they need to know about Christ.”

One thing many people notice is that most of the services here at Beautiful Savior are chanted. Chanting is an elevated form of speech, which honors the words and makes them more distinct and easier to hear. In its purest forms, the music of chanting follows the natural flow and rhythm of the text, rather than imposing itself upon the words. Its purpose is simply to carry the words, not embellish them. This is part of what distinguishes chanting from singing. Chanting does, however, help to set Divine Words apart from the routine chatter of everyday speaking.

Beautiful Savior

is a traditional Lutheran Church, faithful to God's Word and His Sacraments. We equip God's people to serve, love, and encourage one another as we grow in our personal relationship with Christ. We reach out to the community as beacons of light, sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Savior.

Church Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

Friday 8:30am-11:30am

The office is closed on Fridays during the summer months of June, July, and August.

Preschool Office Hours

August - May
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

By appointment only June and July


2306 Milton Way
Milton, WA 98354
(253) 922-6977
(253) 922-6977