God commands everyone to worship Him (Psalm 96:9) because He is worthy of all praise (Psalm 95:6) Therefore, we gather together with fellow saints to render to Him the praise of our hearts and to be instructed in His Word. We worship out of love and thankfulness for all He does for us.
We worship as He has commanded in scriptures (Psalm 29:2) We believe Sunday is a day different than all the others that must be set apart for the service of God. We gather together twice in formal, public worship. These services are characterized by reverence and solemnity which reflects our consciousness of being in the presence of God.
Central in every worship service is the preaching of God's Word. Preaching is the chief means by which God gives grace to His people and calls them to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 1:18-21) Other biblical elements in our worship service are praying, singing and collections for the poor and the kingdom. In accord with the Scriptures, we also keep the sacraments by baptizing our children and celebrating the Lord's Supper.
Our children worship God with us because Scripture calls us to instruct our children in the fear of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) Also, Jesus blesses the children of the parents who bring them to Him (Mark 10:13-16) The Holy Spirit uses the preaching of the Word to save us and our children and therefore our children must be present at the worship services.
Besides our regular worship services twice each Lord's Day, we have these special worship services throughout the year: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost, Prayer Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Old and New Year's Day.
Below is the liturgy that we follow in our worship services:
Silent prayer (announced)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise him all creatures here below,
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
*Votum and Salutation
Reading of the Law (AM)
Apostle’s Creed (PM)
*Denotes Congregation Standing