The heart and soul of any true, biblical church is her worship unto her Lord. Nothing else - no program, no ministry, no outreach - may be allowed to compete with or dominate the church’s reason for existence. The worship of God is our greatest desire and our chief aim.
We live in a day and age that seems to pride itself in variation, innovation, and imagination. As a result, the very meaning of worship has all but been lost to our generation. People do not know why they are in church, what they should be doing or why, and what it is actually being accomplished.
Our worship is guided by three biblical principles:
• Worship of God is the duty of man – Worship is not an elective - something you choose to do if you do not have any other weekend plans or if something special is going to be featured at church that day. Worship is everyone’s responsibility. God calls every man to acknowledge Him as the one, true God and to stand before Him in reverence. Every Lord’s Day, we seek to answer His call and stand before Him as His congregation.
• Worship is at the pleasure of God – What are we doing in a worship service? Whom are we trying to please, to satisfy, to acknowledge? If it is ourselves, then we are free to do as we please. But if we seek to
please our God, we must do as He instructs us in His Word. God has given us clear guidelines as to what pleases Him in worship. That alone is what is needful.
• Worship is communicative – The dialogue of worship is not only from the people to God – in adoration, confession and thanksgiving – but also from God to His people – in extending His call, in revealing His law, in pardoning His people in Christ, in reassuring us of His covenant love, in teaching us the Gospel from His Word, and extending His blessing to the faithful.
Our Style of Worship is historic – We do not wish to be labeled “contemporary” simply for the sake of modern trends and interests; nor do we wish to be labeled “traditional” simply for the sake of institution. We have seen how our fathers in the faith have, over the centuries, wrestled and studied to present a clear and biblical order for worship. We recognize their wisdom and we seek to benefit from the work of those faithful, previous generations.
Morning and Evening – God has given us the entire day in order for us to give ourselves to worship, rest from the demands of the world, and allow us time to be with our families and with each other. Every Sunday (what the Bible calls the Lord’s Day), we hold morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6:30 p.m. we gather together to praise God, hear his Word, and lift up our prayers.
Communion is held on the first Lord’s Day of each month. We also schedule evening Communion Services quarterly throughout the year.
At the end of every month we have a fellowship dinner at 5:30 pm and hear a report from one of our missionaries. You are invited!
Special Services are held each year around the three major holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
For a copy of our worship bulletin - CLICK HERE
For more teaching on the subject of the service of worship to God,
please visit this page of Pastor Barker’s website: