About Our Worship
Sunday Worship, 8:30 & 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
We prayerfully plan theologically rich services, in dependence on the Holy Spirit, that are directed by and saturated with Holy Scripture and centered on our triune God, contemplating both his transcendence and immanence. Our aim is to combine the very best of ancient, modern, and future elements and songs that engage the minds and hearts of Christ-followers, skeptics, and seekers alike. While our liturgy is rooted in timeless apostolic and Reformation doctrines, we also desire our services to be warm, accessible, and intelligible to all. Additionally, we hope our style is as broad as the kingdom of heaven, in anticipation of the day when people from every tribe, tongue, and nation stand before the throne and worship the Lamb together (Revelation 7:9).
The Sunday morning worship service (8:30 & 11 a.m.) follows a formal liturgy consisting of various prayers, confessions, ancient creeds, Scripture readings, congregational singing, and a sermon. From beginning to end, we hear from and respond to God’s voice speaking to us through his Word. Understanding that we are shaped by both the content and structure of our worship, we desire for each worship service to be participatory, not performance-oriented, and a weekly rehearsal of the story of the gospel. This Christ-centered liturgy is structured to be a gospel reenactment (or re-telling) of the grace of God in the drama of redemption. We appropriate the gospel to shape the contours of our worship services with a beautiful, biblical logic. We dramatize the gospel in words in the sermon, in symbol in the sacraments, and in pattern in the liturgy.
The Sunday evening worship service (6 p.m.) is more casual and follows a simple liturgy of songs, testimonies, prayers, and a sermon. This worship service is a favorite of members and guests alike, and is a powerful and very important culmination of the Lord’s Day and our worship together as God’s people.
Morning worship typically lasts about one hour and ten minutes, however when the service includes communion or baptisms, it will run a little longer. We keep the evening worship service to one hour. This helps parents who commit to evening worship be able to get their little ones home before too late
The Lord’s Supper
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper one Sunday morning and one Sunday evening a month. The Lord’s Supper is our spiritual feast of remembrance and communion with our risen and exalted Savior. As our gracious host, Christ is spiritually present at this covenant family meal as we feed upon his body and blood for our spiritual nourishment and growth in grace. In the morning communion services, we meditate on the finished work of Christ and our new relationship with God as we contemplate the depths of our sin and the infinitely greater depths of God’s love for us in Christ. In our evening service, we emphasize our Eucharistic joy and covenant love for one another as the Body of Christ. We invite the congregation to come forward to surround the communion tables and celebrate our unity in Jesus Christ.