What are we doing in worship?
The past months in the United States have thrown many people into states of anxiety. Where are we heading as a county and as a society? See this clip from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance about the effect of living in a society that steadily imbibes a diet of fear. The Christian life is supposed to nurture us to live without fear, and yet many people live with a constant undertow of dread. How can we say "NO" to fear and death, and "YES" to life and joy?
Worship is the primary way we adjust and correct the narrative that says "all is lost" to "God is still in control." In worship, we read Bible texts —history, prophecy, letters and gospels--partly to remind ourselves that yes, the God we worship is still in charge of the world and so is the only god worth worshiping. [The word "worship" comes from "worth-ship" i.e. ascribing to God the ultimate worth.] The stories from the Bible tell of hope and disappointment, suffering and redemption. These are stories of people of faith who have witnessed times like these before, and maybe have witnessed worse, and still God gives us hope. The preaching of that hope keeps it alive. The singing and praying of praise to God direct our attention in ways that heal us from the dis-function and dis-ease of society.
Worship is the most important thing we do together as a church, so we are always interested in what makes for vital worship. We would love for you to join us on Sunday morning. Learn more about our services: