The Singing- All songs will be displayed above the pulpit on an overhead projector. Musical notes are provided for each section: Soprano, alto, tenor, and base. The song selections will vary between hymnals and contemporary music. Never be afraid to raise your voice to God in praise as our voices are the churches instrument when singing a cappella. There is a dedicated praise service night once a month which the congregation can request songs to sing as well as spend time learning new songs. Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hears to God.”
The Communion- Each service will include the church partaking in The Lord’s Supper. During this time we focus on remembering the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to atone for our sins. The memorial will include plates that contain unleaven bread. This bread represents the body of Christ. Those who are participating will break off a piece ad eat it. The next tray that will be provided will contain a symbol of the blood of Jesus or, “Fruit of the Vine.” This will be grape juice provided in a small cup. I Corinthians 11: 23-25 “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.”
The Offering- The offering is a time that if you wish you may provide a financial offering. The baskets will be passed through each row, and if in your heart you choose to place an offering you may do so. II Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Little Lambs and An Attended Nursery- An attended nursery is provided for children who need room to stretch, move around, and simply be children. There will be members of the church who are willing to sit with your child so that you may spend your time in worship, or you may choose to stay with you child. This is simply an option if needed. Before the sermon begins, children ages 3- 3rd grade may attend Little Lambs. This allows for children to receive a lesson that is built to meet their needs. The class will start with songs and a whole group lesson. Children will be sorted by age to complete a hands on learning activity for the lesson. The children will return to the main auditorium by the end of the service. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
The Preaching- Our preacher does not have a title of Reverend or Pastor, and is not designated by clothing which sets hims apart from any other member of the church. Sermons are provided by multiple members of the church.
The Invitation- As the sermon concludes, the preacher will offer a moment of “Invitation”. This may be for a variety of reasons. A person may take this opportunity to be baptized, ask for prayers of the church, or give glory to God for thanks. This dedicated time is for meeting the needs of individual church members.