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Worship

In giving your life to Jesus, you discover who God has created you to be. As you give love, devotion, and allegiance to God, you find yourself changing, becoming more like Jesus.

Worship is how we keep our eyes on Jesus.

Worship is both public and personal. Worship is more than our Sunday morning gathering, but it is not less than that. We gather for public worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. We also hold a weekly prayer service Wednesdays at noon.

On Sunday mornings we make the following Confession of Worship as a way to remind ourselves why we gather. 

We have gathered in the name of Jesus Christ.
We have come to this house to worship God.
We have come to confess that Jesus is Lord.
We are not here to be entertained,
We are here to encounter the sacred.
We are not consumers,
We are worshipers.
We praise and adore the living God,
Who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Amen.

We worship God personally as we:
 + Practice Christian disciplines
 + Follow the Christian calendar

The Four Practices in worship:
 > Awareness: Worship is remaining attentive to God at home, at school, at church, at work, and at play. We live in a God-saturated world. Become aware of God’s presence and activity in the practices of worship.

 > Learning: Discover what the church has taught us about communion, prayer, scripture reading, and the Christian calendar. Learn how to pray by attending Pastor Brian’s next Prayer School.

 > Reflecting: Think about what you are learning. What does it mean for you to be a participant in each of these?

 > Action: What next steps do you need to take to begin to practice these things?

Recommending reading:
The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
Discover the Mystery of Faith by Glenn Packiam