Easter Sunday

Join us Easter Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus! He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. (Rom.4:25) Testimonies and Baptisms  Call to Worship: John 20:1-10 Christ is Risen, He’s Risen Indeed Congregational Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:5-11 Crown Him with Many Crowns Scripture Reading: John 20:11-18 Prayer of Praise […]

Good Friday Home Liturgy

Good Friday April 2, 2021 OPTION: Individuals and families can observe the tradition of the Tenebrae service of deepening shadows, in which a candle is extinguished after each gospel reading*. 5 candles are needed. Call to Worship: Romans 5:6-11 Worship through Song Here is Love Gospel Reading Mark 15:1-15* Worship through Song See the Destined […]

How to Take Sunday With You

Congregational worship is a divine conversation in which our hearts are formed by God’s Word. The goal isn’t only that we would glorify God, but that we would be formed to be whole disciples of Jesus. Here’s how you can be discipled by the elements of our Sunday liturgy and implement them throughout the week. […]

Sing! (some encouragements from a dead guy)

John Wesley, the 18th century leader of the Methodist movement, famously gave directions for congregational singing. These points were included in Methodist hymnals for many years thereafter. As quoted by Pastor Shane in his sermon this Sunday on Psalm 149, here are 7 relevant encouragements from Wesley for us today. Learn these tunes before you […]

Why Expositional Preaching?

…and they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching. (Acts 2:42) So important was the apostles’ teaching that the early church devoted themselves to it. And what we see in the book of Acts and the rest of the New Testament is that the teaching and preaching of Scripture is at the center of the church’s life […]

Word-Shaped Liturgy

A lot of Christians have forgotten that the Bible actually says quite a bit about corporate worship. It could even be argued that Scripture gives us a pattern for how we worship. And out of reverence for God, we have to be careful that we do nothing more and nothing less than what God has prescribed for us […]