We believe that worship is the primary act and response of a disciple. The Lord alone: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is due all of our worship. We worship through song, through prayer, through giving, through serving, and by continually giving our lives to God.
We worship during worship services and through the celebration of sacraments.
We also worship God by how we live and how we love.
“When worship is our response to the One who alone is worthy of it – Jesus Christ – then our lives are on their way to being turned inside out. Every dimension of self-centered living becomes endangered as we come to share God’s self-giving heart. Worship exposes our cultural and even spiritual complacency toward a world of suffering and injustice. In Jesus Christ, we are called into a new kind of living. Through the grace of worship, God applies the necessary antidote to what we assume is merely human – our selfishness. Worship sets us free from ourselves to be free for God and God’s purposes in the world. The dangerous act of worshiping God in Jesus Christ necessarily draws us into the heart of God and sends us out to embody it…” (Labberton, Mark, The Dangerous Act of Worship, IVP Books, Downers Grove, Illinois: pg 14.)
And so when worship we come expectantly: knowing that God may show up and change us into more of who he’s made us to be!
Our 9:00 am service is our more traditional blended service. We worship through hymns and songs, liturgy, prayers, and a message. Generally, it’s a more traditional approach to worship, but there are also a few modern elements to keep it vital.
Our 11:15 am service is our modern service. We are led in worship by our worship band: drums, bass guitar, and more. The music is more like what you’d hear on the radio (Hillsong and Passion -type music). Our worship style is more experiential and casual.
It doesn’t have pews or stained glass, but it’s still holy ground. Throughout the Scriptures, God meets his people in the most likely and unlikely of places: temples and lion’s dens, wildernesses and crowds, and in lives and hearts. We believe that wherever two or more are gathered in Jesus’ name he is there too, and that makes our sanctuary.
“Sanctuary is a word which here means a small safe place in a troubling world. Like an oasis in a vast desert, or an island in a stormy sea.”
–Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
We encounter God in this most unlikely place every Sunday!