An Explanation of Our Worship Service

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  We encourage our members to be of assistance to the sick, bereaved,
shut ins, new babies, etc.  Our announcements are to make everyone aware of them.  Written
announcements are included in the bulletin everyone receives upon arrival.

SINGING:  God required a choir of Levites to sing and specific instruments to be played by
Levites in Temple worship in Old Testament times (I Chronicles 25:6).  But the Old Law was
nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14), and God did not require them in the New Testament
church.  You will be delighted by our congregational
acappella singing.  If you click on Church
of Christ Radio on the home page, you will enjoy hearing a large variety of
acappella singing
from classical hymns to modern soft rock genres.

PRAYING:  Members and visitors are encouraged to write down their prayer requests and
thanksgivings and give to one of the men.  These people will be prayed for during our service
and in private.  The previous week’s prayer requests are always included in the bulletin.   And
there is an updated on-going prayer request list available to members about once a month.  
God loves to answer prayers.  

LORD’S SUPPER/COMMUNION:  You will be pleased to learn that we celebrate what the
Christian world calls Easter every Sunday as did first-century Christians (Acts 20:7).  If you
are into meditation, you will find this an excellent time for that.  We partake of the unleavened
bread remembering Jesus' body that died for us carrying the punishment for our sins, and the
fruit of the vine remembering the blood of Jesus that was shed for us.  And we meditate upon
the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

COLLECTION:  The Old Testament required tithing, but since the Old Law was nailed to the
cross (Colossians 2:14), members give as they purpose in their heart (I Corinthians 16:1).  
Visitors need not participate.

BIBLE READING:  There are so many confusing denominations, we go directly to the Bible,
God’s Words, to learn how God himself wants us to live and worship, not how we want to.  
There are several translations from the original Hebrew and Greek, so what is read may not
be word for word the same as your translation, but the meaning is the same.

PREACHING:  We encourage you to take notes to the preaching.  Then go home and check
it out.  If you have questions, doubts or challenges about what he said, our preacher urges
you to contact him.

INVITATION:  Some denominations use the term “altar call.”  People are invited to go to the
front during an “invitation” song and request prayers of the church or to be baptized.

BAPTISM:  In the event there is a baptism,
you will see that it is by immersion in imitation
of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus
(Romans 6:1-6).  It is for “forgiveness of sins”
(Acts 2:38 and 22:16) and to “put on Christ”
(Galatians 3:26), for “even so does baptism
now save us” (I Peter 3:21).   It is an exciting
and moving time for everyone.
To read what
theologians said
about these
things, click here.
To read what 1st
& 2nd century
church fathers
aid about these
things, click here.
Before adult worship begins, our "Pew
Packers" (children) sit in front for their
own Qtr Hr special singing and Bible study
Our time of singing praises to God
and encouraging each other.
Bible reading on sermon topic.
Bibles are available in pews to follow along.
Visiting preacher during June 2010 gospel
meeting.  Baptistry is behind him.