Because of this, we always attempt to worship God from the heart and according to the truth of His Word. Our worship services provide a wonderful opportunity for Christians to meet together to praise God and uplift one another. You will find us all coming together in one place for worship, rather than dividing into classes, because of the New Testament pattern (1 Corinthians 14:23). In this one assembly, all may learn and be comforted, including children (1 Corinthians 14:31).
In our assemblies, you will find us singing praises, praying, teaching, partaking in communion and giving back to the lord; all acts of worship according to God’s directions. We invite you to join with us and experience the joy of praising our Creator in heartfelt worship.
Several songs of praise are sung during our services. You may notice the lack of instrumental accompaniment to our religious music. This is our practice because God’s Word teaches us to sing and make melody in our hearts to the Lord (Ephesians 5:19). Because of this command and because the New Testament nowhere authorizes the use of any other type of music in worship, we employ only vocal music in our services, singing to the Lord with thankfulness in our hearts (Colossians 3:16).
The Lord directs men to pray everywhere and at all times (1 Timothy 2:8; Luke 18:1). In our worship services, you will usually hear three or more prayers offered to God at different times as we ask Him for guidance, thank Him for His blessings, and request His help for those in need (Philippians 4:6; 1 Timothy 2:1-3).
We encourage you to follow along in your Bible as the Word of God is taught. The teaching is done only by men because of the Lord’s instruction in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12. It is our prayer that you will find the teaching edifying and doctrinally sound as the speaker attempts to present the truth in love (Titus 2:1; Ephesians 4:15).
Should you have any questions or comments about the lesson, we would be happy to hear from you after the service concludes. After the speaker presents the message, we encourage you to search the Scriptures to verify the truth of the teaching (Acts 17:11).
Every Sunday during our morning worship service, we participate in the communion, remembering the death of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). In accordance with the scriptural pattern, a man takes one loaf of unleavened bread, gives thanks and blesses it, breaks off a piece, and then passes the loaf to the rest of the congregation so that each member may partake by breaking off a piece. He then takes the cup containing grape juice, gives thanks and blesses it, takes a drink, and passes it to the rest of the congregation to drink from (Mark 14:23).
We acknowledge the words of Christ concerning the spiritual significance of each element used in the communion. We understand the loaf to represent His sacrificial body and the cup containing the fruit of the vine to represent the New Covenant in His blood (Luke 22:19-20).
We teach the importance of discerning each of these elements properly (1 Corinthians 11:29). People who come to visit us sometimes wonder whether they should partake of the communion. Anyone who is not a member of the church should not feel obligated to participate in the Lord’s Supper.
During our Sunday morning services, we also pass around a collection basket for the convenience of members, who contribute financially to the Lord’s work and the needs of Christians (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
This collection takes place only once a week on the Lord’s Day and is required only of members of the church. You should not feel compelled to give if you are visiting.
Near the conclusion of our services, we extend an invitation for non-Christians to obey the gospel of Christ by believing in Jesus (Mark 16:16), repenting of sin (Acts 17:30), confessing Christ (Romans 10:9-10), and being baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38). No one will be singled out or embarrassed. If you would like to be baptized in a more private setting or if you have any questions, we would be happy to assist you. We stand ready to serve.