god is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:24
On the first day of the week we seek to please our God with a worship service that is pleasing to Him.
- Our Worship service is simple because it is based entirely on the worship authorized in the New Testament.
- We do our best to keep our worship service with decency and order. (1 Corinthians 14:40)
Our worship service to God includes:
Philippians 4: 6 ; Romans 8:26 ; Colossians 4:2; James 5:16 ; 1 Timothy 2: 1-2
Prayer is the way we communicate with God. Jesus directed that whatever you ask of the Father, to ask in Jesus' name. (John 16:23)
To keep worship orderly, the congregation will be led in prayer by a male member of the church. He prays out loud as the rest of the congregation silently follows along with their heart and minds. There are several prayers throughout the worship service.
God through the scriptures has asked us to sing. (Colossians 3:16) When the congregation sings to one another it helps build each other up spiritually . (Ephesians 5:19) You will find no instrumental music in our worship service. The only instruments we us in our worship service are our hearts and our voices. A careful study of the New Testament will show that there is no mention of the use of musical instruments in the First Century churches, therefore we sing acapella. (voices only)
The Lord's Supper:
This is the only feast Christ instituted to be done in His remembrance. (1 Corinthians 11:23 -26) We observe from the New Testament example, that it was a weekly occurrence on the first day of the week.( Acts 20:7) We eat the unleavened bread, as a symbol, to remember that Our Lord gave His body as a sacrifice for us and we drink the fruit of the vine, as a symbol, to remember He gave His blood to save us. The communion is passed to each individual in the assembly. Those who partake of the communion are to examine themselves so that they may partake in a worthy manner. (1 Corinthians 11:27 -29)
We give back to God- who gives to us. Upon the first day of the week we are to give as we have been prospered. (1 Corinthians 16:2) There is no set amount that a person is supposed to give. 2 Corinthians 9:7 states Each one must give as he has decided in his heart not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. A collection plate will be passed around to the assembly and anyone that wants to contribute can do so.
The purpose of teaching/preaching is to give spiritual instruction to people in order that they might be saved.(2 Timothy 4: 1-4) The New Testament gives examples to show the importance of teaching or preaching. Acts 20:7 ; 1 Corinthians 2: 1 - 8 ; 1 Corinthians 1: 17 ; 1 Timothy 4:13 ; 2 Corinthians 2: 14 -16