What to expect at our worship service? Some people will be wearing jeans and a hoodie. Some peope will be wearing “their Sunday best.” Some people will be wearing “business casual” attire. Dress isn’t important.
– Our worship is probably best described as “blended.” We utilize many items that faithful Christians have confessed and utilized for nearly 2000 years, and some “new fresh” items as well.
– The worship service may have ancient hymns that the Christian church has been singing for over 1000 years. It may have a praise song written in the past few years. Our music is less about style than it is about content. We want songs/hymns that 1. contain correct doctrine 2. are singable 3. are arranged for congregational singing not performance. There may also be solo/duet performance pieces that are included used to enhance worship.
– Liturgy elements are used. The liturgy portions are referred to “ordinary” elements, meaning that they ordinarily are present. Items like the Invocation, Lord’s Prayer, Creed, Sanctus, Benediction, confession/absolution, etc. are included week after week. The inclusion of these items brings familiarity to worship. A child learns to give voice to their faith by repeating these portions of the service. The “propers” are the portions of the liturgy that change week from week or by the church year such as the Bible lessons, the collect, the prayer of the day, the psalm, etc.
– Strong Bible based teaching that is presented with the proper distinction of law and gospel.
– Family Worship. Our worship service has all ages worshiping together. Special children messages and children bulletins help younger members. Crying babies are welcomed, but there is a “cry room” located at the back of church for your convienence.