Worship

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Our triune God, revealed in the person and work of Jesus is the focus of our worship, and so our worship is :

  • Word-centered
  • Word-saturated
  • Word-regulated

Worship according to God’s Word should be characterized by a joy-filled reverence and awe.  We experience this as we sing praises to the Lord, pour our souls out to Him in prayer, and feed spiritually on His Word and sacraments.  Please visit our sermons page to listen to recordings of past sermons so that you can hear God’s Word faithfully exposited.  The Orthodox Presbyterian Directory for the Public Worship of God is a helpful document that explains our understanding of biblical worship.

Sample Order of Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Scripture Meditation “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power .”  1 Corinthians 1:17

The Lord Calls Us to Worship

* Salutation – The Lord Greets Us: 1 Corinthians 1:3

* Call to Worship Psalm 84:1-4

* Invocation

Our Response to the Lord’s Call

* Hymn of Praise # 371 “O Lord of Hosts, How Lovely”

Confession of Faith The Apostles’ Creed pg. 845

Silent Prayer of Confession and Repentance

Assurance of Pardon Romans 5:6-9

Hymn of Thanksgiving # 558 “That Man Is Blest Who, Fearing God”

Congregational Prayer

Collection of Offerings

* Doxology # 731

The Lord Feeds Us From His Word

Scripture Reading Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 1:16-23

Ministry of the Word Critical Thinking and the Christian (1)

Our Natural Condition

~ Jonathan Leach ~

* Hymn of Response # 469 “How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place”

We are Dismissed with the Lord’s Blessing

* Benediction The Lord Blesses Us

* Gloria Patri # 735

* Please stand if you are able