Entering God’s Presence
Formal worship begins with a call to worship followed by a song or hymn. We then remember who we are by corporately confessing our sins. This is followed by a confession of our faith before God in word or in song.
Listening to God Speak
The second part of worship is when we hear from God through the reading, preaching or teaching of God's Word.
Responding to God’s Grace
This involves a time of singing and a time of open worship. Congregants are invited to participate by choosing or starting songs, reading aloud a Scripture (particularly a passage of praise or exhortation), or offering a prayer of thanksgiving or praise.
Worship of God leads to a sharing of the Lord's Table (communion). We invite all those who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and are baptized to participate in this holy meal.
Preparing to Serve the Lord
The final part if worship prepares God's people to return to the world. This is through a time of testimony of thanksgiving and intercession.
Worship formally concludes with the Benediction.