Faith and worship
What we believe in
Hyvinkää parish preaches the gospel of the loving God as revealed in Jesus Christ. Our background has a strong Lutheran tradition, and the parish is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
► Read more about the Christian faith on the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of FinlandLinkki avautuu uudessa välilehdessä.
► Study the CatechismLinkki avautuu uudessa välilehdessä of the Church online.
You do not need to be a member or even be interested in joining the church to learn more about Christianity and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
God is with us all through our lives. He serves us in His Word and Sacraments and blesses us when we celebrate the important moments of our lives.
How we worship
The worship service, or Mass, is held every Sunday at the churches of Hyvinkää usually at 10 am. At Mass, we pray, sing and learn more about Jesus and God. A church service is a place where God nurtures our faith by serving us. You are welcome to join us in any service even if you do not speak Finnish.
Sacrament of Baptism and other services
The Evangelical Lutheran church recognizes two visible signs of God's grace which are called sacraments: the sacrament of the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) and the sacrament of Baptism.
In addition to these significant celebrations, the Church is here to convey God's blessing on its members throughout their lives. The confirmation service, church wedding, small cross on the casket of a deceased... All of them strengthen our hope in both life and death. God's blessing carries us throughout our lives, and He is present in the celebrations of our life.
You can pray to God in your own words and in your own way. Sometimes you may find the right words in prayers that have been composed by other people.
In the Bible, Jesus teaches his students one prayer. The prayer is known as the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.