What to expect during our Sunday morning Worship Service
Although we are active throughout the week, true communion of spirit occurs during our worship together on Sunday morning. This is when our warm and welcoming family gathers together to focus wholly upon our living and loving Heavenly Father. We pray together, sing together, hear together from at least one of our choirs, and hear the reading and preaching of God’s Word.
We know that visiting a church for the first few times can be unnerving, so we promise to do all we can to make you feel at home from the moment you step in. A greeter will gladly hand you a bulletin, explain the service, highlight when our children leave worship for children’s church, and answer any other questions you may have. As for what to wear, we worship in reverence and simply ask that you dress in a manner that glorifies God. Whether that is jeans and a collared shirt or a suit with bow tie, we focus more on your spirit of worship in thanksgiving for the fellowship God has given us.
Our worship service is 60 minutes long and is structured in a manner that glorifies God by allowing full participation. Our worship leader (elders) and pastor guide us through a time of preparation (where we have time to reflect), time of praise (where we sing and affirm our beliefs through the Apostle’s Creed), a time of prayer and thanksgiving (where we earnestly seek God’s face in all our circumstances and needs, hear special music, gather the tithes and offerings), and a time for God’s Word and its application to our lives. We end singing a true benediction that encourages us to take the Gospel out into our daily lives and spheres of influence.
We celebrate two sacraments—baptism (of infants and adults) and communion—as often as our elders determine is appropriate. Communion occurs at least five times annually.
Our music is traditional and includes historic hymns of the church, including songs from the Psalter, as well as newer Bible songs from our children using a grand organ, piano, handbells, brass, and electric keyboard.
Infants through K4 can be taken to the nursery building (behind the iron gates) before Sunday School (10:00 AM) or before service, and they can be picked up anytime by the same person who dropped them off or a parent. We also have a children’s sermon during the ministry of praise and then they head off to children’s church until the last hymn. Check out our Children's Ministry Page for more details.
Although the order of our service changes when necessary, a typical outline for worship can be found here. And if you miss a Sunday and want to catch up, our services are recorded and can be found here.