Worship with Us
*Navigating Construction Around our Building*
Due to the city’s construction on the West Walnut St. Corridor project, navigating to parking and then to our entrance may be difficult or obscured. You can find parking in the lot between Walnut St., Ashe St., and Ernest St., or in the lot attached to Plasma Biological Services on Ashe St. Our building entrance faces Ashe St. and is adjacent to our fenced in grass courtyard.
What should I expect?
***February 6 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 @ 8:45am & 11am
The sanctuary is located straight ahead, through the entrance room.
Between worship services, we have a time for classes and fellowship. Classes meet from 10:10-10:50. Children’s classes meet on the 2nd floor (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th) and 3rd floor (6th-8th). Adult classes are offered most Sundays.
We are intentional about including our children in Lord’s Day worship as we come alongside parents in the discipleship of their children.
Age 0-2 (“Seeds”)
Our 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 during the class/fellowship hour between services.
Age 3-PreK (“Little Sprouts”)
During the sermon, our Little Sprouts class offers age-appropriate gospel teaching on the 2nd floor. Children participate in worship before and after this class through corporate song, confession, prayers, and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (whether observing or partaking).
K-1st Grade (“Seedlings”),
2nd-3rd Grade (“Saplings”),
4th-5th Grade (“Dogwoods”), &
Classes supplementing corporate worship are offered for elementary-aged children between worship services. K-5th classes meet on the 2nd floor, and the 6th-8th class meets on the 3rd floor.
High School youth meet each Sunday evening for study and fellowship, led by Troy Cash and our youth team.
“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