“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” – John 4:24
We believe that…
Because the Triune God created us in His own image, our souls hunger for the eternal, something “other” and “outside” of ourselves. It is inevitable, therefore, that we will worship something. The question is not if but what we will worship. The Bible instructs us to know Who God is and How He we shall offer to Him the honor and reverence suitable to His majesty (John 4:23, 24). The Word of God informs us of the only Object worthy of our worship.
We take our place in a Protestant and Reformed spiritual lineage. That means we confess the doctrinal creeds passed on to us, and sing the time-honored hymns that have nourished the faith of those who have gone before us (1 Tim. 1:13; Rom. 6:17). As the Lord Jesus Christ offers Himself to us through the ordained means of grace, worship is lively and dialogical. God speaks through His Word and Sacrament, and we respond in repentance, faith, and obedience.
Biblical Worship is the Christian’s primary duty. (See the first 4 of 10 Commandments.) It is our worship that prepares us for service to God in the world (Acts 13:2). We believe that evangelism is necessary where true worship is absent.
It is our worship that prepares us for our eternal vocation. Psalm 135:18 tells us that we will become like what we worship. The Sovereign LORD has called out a people for His own possession, and in a soon-coming Day we will join the multitudes of redeemed saints in heaven, “Saying with a loud voice: ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!’ (Rev. 5:13)”
April 14th Bulletin with Weekly Announcements:
Worship Theme: Coming to Jesus
Sermon Topic: Know the King – Matthew 21: 1 – 11