We take our cues in worship from three Biblical truths: The Creator’s majesty and holiness; our sinfulness; and His matchless grace in Christ which calls us to come and meet with Him in worship (Isaiah 6:1-8; Hebrews 10:19-25).
God is holy, thus we come in reverence and awe (Hebrews 12:28,29). Redeemed sinners in Christ are justified and undergoing His gracious renewal, thus we come with confidence and joy (Hebrews 4:14-16).
God’s worship is to be a habitual and weekly assembly of His covenant people, the church (Hebrews 10:25; Acts 20:7). Interestingly, the word “church” means assembly. In our assembly in worship we take on our distinctive and defining characteristic as citizens of heaven, for in worship we ascend Mt. Zion to enter heaven itself to meet with Jesus in the holy of holies (Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 12:22-24).
Central to our worship is the preached Word, which is nothing less than a proclaiming of the covenant (2 Corinthians 3:3-6).
The Word of the covenant is then sealed every week with the covenant meal of the Lord’s Supper so that in both word and deed the bond of grace between God and His people is strengthened (Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7-11).
After meeting with Jesus in worship on the first day we are sent back for the rest of the week to the world where we reside as strangers and aliens to bring the heavenly aroma of the knowledge of Christ. (Acts 4:13; 2 Corinthians 2:14; 1 Peter 2:11-12).
Because the covenant is not only with us, but also with our children, we encourage our children to worship with us (Luke 18:15-17; Genesis 17:7; Acts 2:39). Though we do have a cry room for the extra restless, we welcome the occasional coos and cries of the little ones of God’s family (Psalm 8:2; Psalm 22:9).
The first Sunday of the month after worship there is a carry-in style fellowship meal for those wanting the opportunity to get to know the saints a little better. If you long to grow in the communion of Christ and His church, you will find here an assembly of like-minded folk, who despite their sins and flaws, are pressing on together in Christ as they attend to the means of grace (Philippians 3:14; 2 Peter 3:18).
As a church that is passionate about the Word of God and living in the rich grace of Christ as communicated to us in the Gospel, we heartily invite you to come and taste of the Lord’s cuisine with us this Sunday (1 Peter 2:1-5).