Sunday Morning Worship
Come join us for worship every Sunday morning at 10:30am. We welcome all visitors to worship with us, as our special guests.
What to expect
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).
The Five Acts of Worship
- Congregational Singing, acappella, hymns and psalms. Paul instructed Christians to sing songs of praise and exhortation in worship (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). We sing without any accompaniment of musical instruments, because there is no authority given for using any instruments except the voice and the heart, and we desire to do only what is biblically authorized.
- Prayers. The men in the congregation will lead several prayers during the worship service. Setting aside the miraculous gifts connected to the first century church, in I Corinthians 14:14-16 we find this: When the church assembled for worship, they prayed. That prayer was led, and the one leading the prayer was to pray in such a way that every member present could say amen at the conclusion of that prayer.
- The Lord’s Supper. The church in the New Testament observed the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7) to commemorate the death of Christ. We follow their Divinely guided example. This memorial observance consists of eating unleavened bread and drinking grape juice (sometimes referred to as “the fruit of the vine”). These were the emblems Jesus used when He established this practice in Matthew 26:26, 28. Observing this memorial follows the teaching of the Lord, the teaching of His apostles and the example of the New Testament church (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
- Preaching Sermon. The preaching is to encourage, inform, build faith and rebuke if necessary. This time is spent in the presentation understandable studies from God’s word (1 Peter 2:2; 1 Corinthians 1:18-21).
- Giving Back. This time is set aside in accordance with Bible teaching (1 Corinthians 16:1-2), for the members of the Lake Country congregation to give money that will enable us to carry out the church’s work, to further the Lord’s Kingdom. Visitors are not expected to contribute money, and so if you are a visitor, feel perfectly free just to pass the collection plate to your neighbor.
God fully expects to be the object of our worship. He who created us wants our devotion, not in a worship that we invent, but a submission to the worship He has authorized. Not you, not I, but God’s Word tells us how He desires for us to worship Him!