OUR Philosophy of Worship
In our worship service, we humbly come before our Creator to praise him with song and prayer, profess our faith in Him, confess our sins to Him, hear His Word preached, and receive His sacraments. Drawing from the Bible and 2000 years of church history and tradition, we seek to worship our Lord in a manner worthy of His magnificence and in recognition of all He has done for us.
Our congregation is a diverse group of people of different ages, races, cultures, and nationalities. The one thing that binds us together is our is King and Savior, Jesus Christ. You will find some of us wearing formal clothing and some us more casually dressed. Some of us may raise our hands when praying; some of us don’t. These differences are insignificant in light of our unity in Christ.
Our music is a mix of contemporary and traditional hymns and Psalms. Currently, most of our instrumentation is acoustic, but that is simply because we draw from the musical talents the Lord has blessed us with in our congregation. We draw heavily from the theologically rich hymns found throughout church history although we may set those hymns to more contemporary musical forms. We also emphasize congregational singing. The music is not a performance, but participatory as together we seek to “make a joyful noise to the Lord” (Psalm 100:1).
The preaching and hearing of the Word is not thematic, but focused on working our way through God’s Word. We preach the whole Bible. You will always hear the Gospel boldly proclaimed.
On the first Sunday of each month, we observe the sacrament of Communion. When the occasion arises, you may also witness a baptism, new congregants making a vow of church membership, the commissioning of new officers, or a blessing upon missionaries going into the world to spread the Gospel.
You will also find children participating in our worship. We believe in worshiping as families. A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers, but we want our children to witness our worshipping God and learn how to worship.
We invite you to come as you are to join us in the worship of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.