To Love God and All People for the Transformation of the World
8:00 AM Service in the Sanctuary
“Liturgy” comes from the Greek word meaning, “Work of the people.” And that describes our liturgical service. It is a service in which the people (not just the clergy) do the work of worship. The liturgical service is a formal service which begins with a processional in which Light of Christ is brought into the service as the candles are lit and the Bible is placed on the alter. The pastors wear formal robes. It is a traditional style of worship that includes rich rituals that have been used in the church for generations. Each week we join together in a formal call to worship, recitation of a creed, responsive reading of a Psalm, praying the Lord’s Prayer, corporate prayers of repentance, and singing the Goria Patri and the Doxology. The messages are rooted in Scripture.
Contemporary worship includes more modern music, using a team of singers, along with drums, guitars, keyboards and other instruments. We have two large screens to project the words to the music, announcements, and message notes. They are projected on the screen to help us not only hear with our ears, but see with our eyes. The setting is casual but the mood exciting and anticipatory. Our prayer time provides opportunities to pray for one another or to receive prayer from one of our prayer team members. The same timeless truths of the Scripture are presented in an authentic, life changing way. We praise, we pray, we promote the love, compassion, and excitement of the God of this contemporary age who is the same yesterday, today and forever. If you are young or older, if you've been a Christian for a long time, or want to know Him for the first time, come and see that the Lord is good!
We offer quality nursery and child care for all four of our services
We say 'spirited' because Jesus Christ is the most exciting being ever. We often sing the traditional hymns of the church, but with dynamic organ accompaniment. Our choir brings a bold and spirited offering to this service. Most Sundays we pray the Lord’s Prayer and sing the Doxology, but it is done with our hearts turned toward God who is the foundation of our faith. The message is always based on the timeless truths of God, but presented in a relevant, authentic, practical way for today. Enjoy the timeless beauty of our Sanctuary but be prepared to meet the living Spirit of Jesus!
We offer Quality Nursery and child care for all four of our services
The Service of Hope and Healing meets once each month on the first Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Teller Chapel. We gather to intercede by prayer for the needs of those who are ailing. A Service of Anointing and Laying on of Hands is offered to those who seek healing ministry.
Worship, by literal definition of the English word, means to ascribe, assign, attribute and declare worth to something. So as worshippers we are ascribing, assigning, attributing and declaring God's worth. He is the One who the prophets predicted. He is the One born in a manger in Bethlehem. He is the One who walked as a man, taught with passion, and performed miracles. He is the One who willingly sacrificed His life on the Cross so we could be pronounced forgiven. He is the One who rose from the dead at Easter and lives among us today - the personal God who loves us. He is the One who is the Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end. We express His worth by our worship: our praise, our thanksgiving, our time, our service, our gifts and sacrifice. Worship is for an audience of One - Jesus Christ.