Sunday Morning Worship Services
Through our corporate worship ministries we seek to worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:24). We believe the Scriptures teach that the key elements of corporate worship are prayer (1 Timothy 2:1-2), Scripture (1 Timothy 4:13), singing of praise (Ephesians 5:19), giving (1 Corinthians 16:2), the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34), and baptism (Matthew 23:19). These elements characterize our Sunday morning worship services. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated the 1st Sunday of each month with baptisms occurring at various times throughout the year. We believe corporate worship that honors God maintains the preaching of the Word of God as its central feature (1 Timothy 4:13-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-4).
Musically our worship aims for an expression of corporate worship that is conservatively contemporary. We will avoid the idolatry of venerating either antiquity (2 Kings 18:4) or novelty (Acts 17:21). We will not deify the past and demonize the present, nor will we canonize the new and cast aside our heritage. We blend the rich heritage of hymns with today’s new contemporary Christian songs. We are committed to worship as one body (Romans 12:4-5), even if in multiple services. To this end, our services do not differ in styles of music. We aim not for the comfort of the individual, but for the glory of God joyfully expressed by the whole of His fellowship. We believe that corporate worship provides one of our most obvious opportunities to “look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4) and, that as we do so, it becomes perhaps our greatest expression of worship to God.
This group of committed musicians passionately leads us in worship each Sunday. The team meets for rehearsal and prayer each week. If you would like more information about joining the worship team, please contact Julie Kitchen, Director of Worship Ministries.
The adult worship choir rehearses each Wednesday at 7:00 PM and ministers in our Sunday morning services. Special events include Christmas & Easter outreaches, choir kickoff in August, a workshop in January, and an annual dinner in May.
Legacy is an opportunity for 6th-12th graders to be involved our youth singing, drama, and dance ministry. They meet on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-5:30pm in the music room. Legacy sings in our worship services throughout the year and has a heart for using their gifts to reach the community. The annual ministry project and home concert at the end of the school year is a highlight.
The kid’s choir is an energetic group of youngsters K-5th grade who sing at various times throughout the year.