Worship

 

A Community Shaped by Worship

We are a worshipping community, centered upon a historic liturgy that is shaped by the Word of God—Old and New Testaments—and we pursue this privilege in a vibrant, reverent, and joyful way. We offer solid biblical preaching and teaching, the public reading of the Scriptures, the singing of psalms and hymns, and thankfully observe the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper weekly. We know that just as our worship is shaped by the entirety of the Word of God, the worship of the Triune God shapes us as well. Everyone is shaped by whom or what they worship; this is even true of false worship (Psalm 115:4-8). The worship of the Triune God shapes us entirely: in all we are and in all we do, and especially in our community with one another. Because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we are a sacrificial people (Romans 12:1ff; Ephesians 5:1-2; Hebrews 13:15-16), and this relates to all of life, affecting our every passion and pursuit, our every day, and in every relationship.

 

Families Together & Shaped Together in Worship

All men, everywhere, are required to worship the one true God, and this is a privilege we eagerly pursue because of the preceding grace and mercy of God. We are a people of grace and mercy, both received from the Lord and given to one another. This is a pervasive grace…one that invades our families as well. Therefore, we are a family-friendly, welcoming congregation, seeking to adhere to and live out the reality of the Gospel. We recognize that children are a blessing from the Lord and we happily include them in corporate worship. Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto Me” (Mark 10:14), and we know that God meets with His people—particularly—on the Lord’s Day and in worship. He meets with all of us, even the little ones that may make some noise. We cheerfully welcome entire families to worship together, pursuing this gracious privilege and priority of drawing near to the Lord in worship.