[quote="whatevergirl, post:1, topic:184256"]
*I can't find much about this online, so thought I'd ask here. My husband has a brother who converted to becoming a Lutheran about 20 years ago. He is now an 'elder' of his church, and asked us if we would come to one of the services some time. No pressure of course, he just asked rather casually.
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Is there anything ''wrong'' with attending a Lutheran church service on Sunday? (not skipping mass but in addition to...) I didn't give much thought to it years ago when we did so...
I'm not keen on going really...but if we visit for the weekend, would it be ''wrong'' of us to attend? Thank you for your advice/insights, in advance. *
What would be the point of going?
Now, I will admit up front that I come out of an Irish Catholic background where one grew up with the idea that everything Protestant was to be avoided like the plague, to the point that one should not even set foot in a Protestant church (and that the roof would be likely to fall on one's head if one did :D) So will anything I say on this matter be colored more than a bit by ancestral prejudices? Almost certainly -- but that being said, to return to my original question, what would be the point of going? Just to "visit" with your brother-in-law? You can do that at lunch afterwards. To indicate that you think what he is doing nowadays is perfectly hunky-dory? It isn't; he has thrown a gift given him by God Almighty (namely, full communion with the one true Body of Christ) into the trash to run after a heretical cult. To give your kids the idea that Lutheranism is just as valid as Catholicism? I don't see how such an erroneous "lesson" could be avoided.
In short, I would not go. On the other hand, you could answer any future invitation to attend with "No, I don't think that would be best. However, you are always welcome to come with me to the local Catholic church. Would you like to?" I strongly suspect the issue will never rear its awakward head again...;)