● Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 AM
● Prayer Meeting - 10:30 AM
● Worship Service - 11:00 AM
What To Expect
Quiet. The Lord commands us, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). After the welcome and announcements, the rustling settles, the occasional baby noise continues, but the church grows still. We begin our Sunday morning worship with a few moments of stillness to speak to God in our hearts, and to prepare ourselves for worship in submission to His Word and Spirit.
Singing. The Bible instructs us to "worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness" (Psalm 29:2). Holiness means "set-apartness". Worship that is beautiful to God is worship that is distinct from the thinking and practices of the unbelieving world. Thus, we seek to be God-centered and God-honoring in our music, and to sing Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs that clearly communicate and reinforce Biblical truth.
Prayer. The Bible encourages us to "come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16). In addition to our opening time of silent prayer, we unite our hearts in prayer at several other points in our worship. Our pastor or an elder leads us in expressing thanks to God for all that He is and all He has done, and in bringing before Him our needs and the needs of others.
Scripture. "The words of the Lord are pure words" (Psalm 12:6). God's Word is the foundation of our worship. We usually read from the Bible multiple times during our service, with special focus on the passage that is the subject of the day's sermon.
Expository Preaching. "He sent His Word, and healed them, and delivered them" (Psalm 107:20). The central focus of our worship service is the preaching of God's Word. The goal of expository preaching is to declare and explain God's truth from the Scriptures directly, to observe how it affected those who first received it, and to apply it to our own lives in the present day. Most of our pastor's sermons are a sequential series from a particular book or section of the Bible, but there are occasional topical sermons as well. Every sermon includes the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ — "the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16).
Fellowship. The Apostle
Paul wrote to the believers at Philippi, "I thank my
God...for your fellowship in the Gospel" (Philippians 1:3,
5). We close our service with the singing of a hymn and the
benediction. But you won't find our congregation rushing out
the door! We enjoy fellowshipping with one another after the
service, and especially welcoming visitors and getting to