Worship with Us
***January 16, 2022 Worship Update***
We will meet at 10:30am for Lord’s Day worship on 1/16/22 at
Milligan University, Seeger Memorial Chapel
1 Blowers Boulevard
Milligan, Tennessee 37682
Of necessity we will have a modified Sunday structure:
- Children’s Nursery (0-2) will be offered during the service.
- Little Sprouts (3 to pre-K) will be offered during the sermon time.
- We will not serve the Lord’s Supper.
- We will not have classes for children or adults following the service.
In the event of inclement weather, we will work with Milligan and decide by 9am any change or required cancellation.
Many thanks to the deacons and others who have been working with multiple HVAC companies to repair our units. Sadly, these vigilant efforts to daily repair the units have not solved the problem. We are now in full-replacement mode, and we ask your prayers.
What should I expect?
***January 16, 2022 Worship Update***
We sincerely hope you will join us to worship our redeeming God.
He is graciously and abundantly hospitable to us – and we expect you will encounter His abundant hospitality through our worship and fellowship. He has spoken to us in His Word about His Son – and we expect you will hear and be ministered to by His Word.
Our worship service follows a biblical pattern (‘liturgy’), aims to pattern our hearts & minds, engages you personally, and seeks to honor our eternal God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Our liturgy has been new for many who delight to worship with us now. We’ll pass along to you what they have found helpful – worship with us at least 2 or 3 times so you can better engage in our worship.
No need to worry about what to wear. And we have a Bible for you if you need one.
What a joy and privilege it is for us to gather to worship our God! Together we sing, listen, pray, confess, and enjoy the fellowship God has granted us. We are all born worshipers, children included.
We rejoice to worship together with all ages and to come alongside parents in helping their children to worship. The worship service isn’t simply a time to help children be quiet – it’s a weekly opportunity to help them learn to worship their Creator and Redeemer.
God’s Word both directs and saturates our corporate worship. We worship God as he has instructed us in his Word, and each part of our liturgy is filled with Scripture.
The center point of our worship is God meeting with us in His preached Word and His visible Word – the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Our preaching is expositional, trusting God to minister to us as we are exposed to the truth & power of God in His Word. Our preaching series go through books of the Bible, verse-by-verse.
Baptism is the Sacrament given by Jesus to symbolize one’s entrance into the community of His people. The Lord’s Supper is the Sacrament given as an ongoing & continuing sign of dependence.
We partake of the Lord’s Supper weekly as God meets with us in His Word and Sacrament.
We invite all baptized believers in Jesus who are faithful members of a local Gospel-preaching church to partake of the Lord’s Supper with us. If you are unsure if you should participate in the Lord’s Supper, please talk with one of our Elders or Pastors.
We hear from God and we speak to Him. Fundamentally, worship requires our participation: to give and to receive.
We sing and pray up to God, and he hears! We listen and receive his Word and sacrament coming down to us, and we are changed! We speak and pray out so his people will be encouraged and reminded of truth.
The shape of our worship service is “Creation-Fall-Redemption-Glory,” which is the story of the gospel (good news) given to us by the God we worship! In simplest form:
- We were created to worship a holy God. (Call to Worship)
- We have fallen short of holiness. (Confession of Sin)
- We are redeemed by grace through faith in Jesus. (Proclaimed Word, Renewing Spirit)
- We anticipate eternal glory with God. (Feasting at the Table of the Lord’s Supper in anticipation & being sent out with God’s blessing.)
Our ‘liturgy’ or ‘pattern’ of worship is rooted in Scripture and forms our minds and hearts even as it guides us in worship each week.
As the Lord gathers us together each week for Lord’s Day worship, he renews covenant with us. This shapes what a typical pattern of worship looks like for us on a weekly basis:
- Call to Worship
- Song of Praise, Scripture Reading, Prayer
- Confession of Sin & Declaration of Forgiveness
- Children’s Homily
- The Word is Preached
- The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
- Hymns, Confession of Our Faith, Collection of Offerings, Prayers
When & where?
Sundays @ 9:30am
The sanctuary is located straight ahead, behind the entrance room.
Following our worship service, children’s classes (for Kindergarten through 5th grade) meet upstairs from 11-11:45am while we continue to fellowship downstairs.
And you can find the songs we sing each month on our monthly Spotify playlists.
We are intentional about including our children in Lord’s Day worship as we come alongside parents in the discipleship of their children.
A nursery is available during the entire worship service on the 2nd Floor for children until they turn 3. *Please note that the nursery is not available following the worship service during time for fellowship and children’s classes.
Age 3-PreK (“Little Sprouts”)
During the sermon, our Little Sprouts class offers age-appropriate gospel teaching on our 2nd floor. Children participate in worship before and after this class through corporate song, confession, prayers, and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
K-1st Grade (“Seedlings”),
2nd-3rd Grade (“Saplings”), &
4th-5th Grade (“Dogwoods”)
Classes supplementing corporate worship are offered for elementary-aged children following worship from 11-11:45am on the 2nd floor.
Also, there is a Nursing Mother’s area located in the front room. This area is able to be curtained off for mothers to nurse as needed throughout the service.
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe…” Hebrews 12:28