Theology of Worship

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The Triune God of the Bible alone is worthy of our adoration and worship. We gather every Lord’s Day (Sunday) with the intent and desire to glorify God as He has commanded us to do. When we gather for corporate worship, God is present, blessing His people in a unique way. For this very reason,  alongside the apostle Paul, we break out in praise at the thought of our God, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36 ESV)

What Does Your Worship Service Look Like?
As a Christian congregation, we proudly stand upon the shoulders of those who have come before us, building upon the heritage of our Christian forefathers. Our worship purposefully endeavors to build upon our historic Reformed tradition. As a Reformation Church, we recognize the need to establish our worship in accordance with the Scriptures, namely for us to “offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:28 ESV) and that “all things should be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40 ESV). Our liturgy, or form of worship, includes biblical elements such as a call to worship; confession of sins; assurance of pardon; professions of faith (The Apostles and Nicene Creed, and the Heidelberg Catechism); offerings; singing of hymns and psalms; public reading and preaching of Holy Scripture; sacraments and His benediction. All of these elements flow together to constitute the worship of God, each element functioning as a part to the whole worship of God.

Do You Have a Kids Church?
Many churches today like to separate families based on age or some other status identifier. One church may have Kids Church, Youth Church, Young Adult Church, Senior Citizens Church, Singles Church, etc. We strive to demonstrate the necessity of unity in our worship services, rather than dividing the family, unite them in a single worship service together seeking to grow in our love for God.

What does the Pastor preach about?
As a Reformed congregation, we build upon the principle of the Reformation known as Sola Scriptura (meaning ‘Scripture Alone’).  God’s Holy Word shapes all that we say and do in our offering of acceptable worship unto Him. We are committed to preaching systematic expository preaching of the Bible. This means that rather than preach about a series of topics, or using culture to shape our worship, we preach systematically through whole books of the Bible so that we can “not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27 ESV)

Why does the Pastor wear a  a robe?AValle Robe
The New Testament does not demand any particular vestment, or clothing to be worn by the pastor, elders or deacons.  The preaching robe function to help highlight the pastor’s office as a teaching elder and to de-emphasize the individuality of the pastor. This is to help the congregation focus on what it is that the pastor is doing rather than who he is. The robe functions like the pastor’s preaching uniform, worn specifically for the duty which he is officiating. The Reformed tradition has typically adopted a plain black robe to demonstrate, as well, that the pastor has been academically trained for his role as a teaching elder.