What to Expect
A Worship Service
Our Sunday morning service is first and foremost a service of worship. We gather together each Sunday to praise God in song for who he is and what he has done for us in Jesus Christ, to honor him with our prayers and offerings, and to give our careful attention to his Word as it is read and preached. One of our ushers will offer you a bulletin so that you will know the order of service and have an outline of the sermon.
Our service begins at 10:45 am and usually lasts until about noon. It is our prayer that everyone who joins us for worship, whether they are a believer yet or not, will encounter the living God, beholding his glory and hearing the good news concerning his Son, Jesus Christ.
Our Sunday morning service is a worship service first, but it is also a time for us to be strengthened and encouraged in our faith. Louie Giglio says we ought to go worshipping to church instead of simply going to church to worship. We think he's right. But we also recognize that life in this fallen world can wear us down and distract us from the glory of the hope that is ours in Christ. God has commanded us to gather together for worship each week so that we might build one another up in our faith. It is our prayer that everyone who gathers with us on Sunday morning will be encouraged by the songs we sing, the gospel we proclaim and the love we show for one another.
We usually collect an offering as part of our Sunday morning worship service. We use the money that is collected to pay the expenses of our ministry. However, that is not the main reason we collect an offering. Rather, we collect an offering because giving is an act of worship.
When we give to the work of the Lord we are acknowledging God as the source of every good gift and pledging to use everything we have in his service.
We expect all our members to give regularly and generously. Visitors, however, are not expected to give. If you are not yet a disciple of Jesus Christ, or if you have another church home, please do not hesitate to pass the plate without contributing.