Our Worship Service
The Bible teaches that all of life is worship, but all of life is not worship in the same way. Christians gather for worship on the first day of the week to encounter the presence of God in a unique way. When we gather to worship, we praise him for who he is and what he has done to rescue us through Jesus Christ in the gospel. But we do not come primarily to give to God. Stunningly, God serves his people as we remember and celebrate his gospel together. We come as weak and needy sinners seeking to be satisfied and made happy by the God of the universe. All people are welcome and encouraged to join us! See a sample of what our worship gatherings look like here.
As the Bible teaches, our corporate worship gatherings include:
- Bible reading (1 Tim 4:13)
- Prayer (1 Tim 2:1; Matt 21:13)
- A Christ-centered sermon explaining and rejoicing in a passage of the Bible (2 Tim 4:2)
- Singing (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16)
- Offering (1 Cor 16:2)
- Sacraments – The Lord’s Supper every week and Baptism of new Christians (Matt 28:19; Acts 2:38-39; 1 Cor 11:23-26)
How to Dress
God cares about our heart much more than he cares what we wear. The bottom line: jeans and t-shirts or business suits are equally acceptable for corporate worship. You will find a variety of dress among the members of our church.
Length of Worship Service
Our worship service usually runs around an hour and fifteen minutes, but people will be hanging out and talking both before and after.
We sing Christ-centered, theologically rich, old and new songs. We also sing the Psalms. The Psalms, like the whole Bible, are all about Jesus. The Psalms we sing are from The Book of Psalms for Worship and are set to the tunes of well-known hymns so it is easy to sing along. The voices of the people are primary in our time of singing, but we love instruments and utilize them to the glory of God.
We believe that children are a great blessing from God (Psalm 127:3-5). Throughout the Bible and church history children were included in the worship gatherings of God’s people. We do not believe minor noises and movements from children are distractions whatsoever, and we believe the children benefit greatly from being in the corporate worship of the church. For more information, see this article here.