Worship is the essential and ultimate work of the Church. So, every Sunday we come together to hear and respond to God’s Word through preaching, prayer, singing, and the sacraments of baptism and communion. Since we believe that all of life is worship—wherever we live, work, or play— our corporate gathering fuels and forms our entire life. We are reminded of who we are in Christ and empowered to love one another and the world.
The style of worship may vary from Sunday to Sunday and even song to song, but one thing is constant: our worship is centered upon God’s Word, the Bible. You’ll notice a blend of contemporary and traditional hymns, all selected to further the liturgy or reinforce the sermon passage, as well as corporate affirmations of what we believe through responsive readings and creeds.
In our Sunday gatherings, we are centering our lives on Jesus. Because biblical corporate worship feeds personal and family worship at home, which then overflows in mission and worship at work and school, it is also the primary basis for loving one another and loving the world. Our purpose is to use and develop content and practices which complement, support, and encourage the work of Jesus in our services and our lives.
Current Sermon Series
Eugene Peterson wrote in his book called Answering God, “The Psalms are acts of obedience, answering the God who has addressed us. God’s word precedes these words; these prayers don’t seek God, they respond to the God who seeks us.”
In this summer series we will trace God’s pursuit of His people through orientation, disorientation and reorientation in the Psalms. It’s the same story of old: creation, fall and redemption; or incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection. The Psalter is a prayer book, as well as a hymnal. It’s poetry that gives words to the feelings and emotions of our hearts that oftentimes can’t be put into words.
The core note of the Psalter is one of hope, but as Walter Brueggemann says, “That hope is rooted precisely in the midst of loss and darkness, where God is surprisingly present.” Needless to say, it’s a good time to be meditating on the Psalms.
Use our digital hymnal! We’ve gathered the songs sung in church over the past several years and combined them into a downloadable PDF. You can use this when you want to sing a song together at Growth Group or Small Group!
You can listen to many of the songs we sing in our services on Spotify:
The Worship Ministry needs folks to help with a wide variety of tasks:
- Coffee Prep
- Lord’s Supper Preparation
The same team of players and singers does both services on Sunday. We practice on most Thursday evenings.
We welcome more folks to join our Sound or ProPresenter team. Training will be provided. We practice on most Thursday evenings.
The Adult Choir
No formal audition or ability to read music is required, though you do need to be able to match pitch with your fellow singers. We rehearse on Wednesdays during the school year and prepare for special services at Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter as well as most Sundays.
If you have any questions about worship or are interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.