John 4:24 God is Spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
Our worship times involve singing praises to the Lord, praying to God, taking communion, contributing to God's kingdom work, and hearing God's word proclaimed through a sermon.
The congregation sings a number of spiritual songs and hymns together, hymns of praise to God and songs of encouragement to one another. These songs will be sung a capella (without musical instruments), following the pattern of the first century church.
Ephesians 5:18-19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We will have several prayers to God during each worship assembly, led by some men of the congregation. In prayer, we praise Almighty God for who he is, thank him for his blessings, ask for his help in our Christian walk and in the lives of others who may have special needs.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
THE LORD'S SUPPER (COMMUNION)
We celebrate the Lord's Supper each Sunday, as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, to pay the penalty for our sins, and as we humbly thank him for such great sacrificial love. The unleavened bread is a symbol of his body that hung on the cross, and the grape juice is a symbol of his blood that was shed for our sins.
1Corinthians 11:25-26 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Each Sunday, we contribute to the Lord's kingdom work here on earth through our voluntary offerings which are used to continue our ministering in this area, and to help support other good Christian works throughout the country and around the world.
2Corinthians 8:7 But just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete easnestness and in your love for us - see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
1Corinthians 16:1-2 Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do: On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up ...
We engage in study of the Bible, through Bible classes and through sermons preached each Sunday.
2Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
1Timothy 4:13 [Paul's instruction to Timothy] Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
Usually at the close of the sermon, an invitation will be extended to all who wish to respond to the Lord's calling or to request special prayers.
Hear the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28-29 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Our worship services are considered traditional for churches of Christ. We strive to worship God as the New Testament describes the church's assemblies, in order to be pleasing to the Lord and to bring him glory and honor in our worship.