Holy Communion has been the principal act of Christian worship since New Testament times. The Lutheran Reformation did not break with this ancient tradition of a millennium and a half, and the Augsburg Confession declares the Holy Communion to be theh chief act of worship for Lutherans on Sundays and festivals.
Holy Communion is not spectator based, but is all about participation. Holy Communion is not about entertainment or performance. Holy Communion is singing, praying, standing, and kneeling. Holy communion is both receiving and giving. The word liturgy means the "work of the people". During Holy Communion, words are used to express prayers, to proclaim God's Word and to sing hymns. Words do matter. However, Holy Communion is not exclusively limited to words. Holy Communion is also sensory. Holy Communion involves the use of liturgical arts such as paraments, stained glass, and of course music. In addition, Holy Communion involves smelling, tasting, and touching as one receives the Sacraments.