Lutherans worship by being gathered by God around the Means of Grace-His Word, Holy Absolution, Holy Baptism, and Holy Communion. These precious gifts are set to an order that we call Liturgy. Like a diamond set to a ring.
The Liturgy is the creation of the Church in time for the Word & Sacraments. It belongs to all tribes, tongues, and nations. The Divine Service is the true contemporary worship. It has been contemporary to every generation of Christian from the Apostles all the way till today.
As there were abuses, errors, and idolatry that crept into the worship of Israel in the Old Testament, so too, has that happened and is happening with the worship of the Christian Church. The Church is in a constant process of reformation: reforming and purging things that creep in and are not in accordance with God’s Word. Lutherans love and cherish the Liturgy because it is the most good, right, and salutary setting for God’s Word & Sacraments.