God Calls Us to Worship

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zeph 3:17 NIV) The elements of our worship serve to remind us where we are: in a holy sanctuary, in every sense of the word. We are sheltered and consecrated in the presence of our Lord God, the Mighty Warrior who saves, loves, and rejoices over us with singing.

Our Liturgy is a Conversation with God

God calls us to worship, and we stand to sing. Through the minister’s words, God greets us, and we respond in unison. Scripture highlights our sin, and we confess corporately. Then Scripture reassures us of our forgiveness, and we respond in gratitude with hymns and offerings. We join together in prayer for the pressing needs in our community and world. God’s Word is preached and we respond in song. Through our minister, God gives us His benediction, and we are sent to serve.

Our Context

Together with the global church, we recognize the liturgical seasons of the Christian year. And, we regularly celebrate the sacraments of The Lord’s Supper and Baptism. Together with the historical church, our worship resonates with music from composers like Bach and Schubert, hymns from “Lift Up Your Hearts” and “Worship and Rejoice” hymnals, as well as choral anthems. These rich musical traditions play a central role in our liturgy. Together with 1087 other congregations, we are a part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.