These inspiring words from a Psalm are inscribed across the arch of our sanctuary: “Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness.” Everything flows from worship, our first and foremost priority, as we love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind.
At Church of Our Lord, our worship services offer a unique blend of traditional and contemporary in liturgy and music, balancing reverence and joyful celebration. All this is in the context of the warmth and friendliness of a loving church family.
We “enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.” Whether it is with guitars, keyboard and drums, the 1827 Appleton organ, grand piano, violin and trumpet, or a mixture of both, let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Whether led by a full choir on special occasions, or a small quartet of singers, hymns or spiritual songs, we all join in singing our praises to the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” There are many different aspects of prayer. Prayer and Praise offers entry into the courts of God’s holy presence. Confession restores our relationship with God that is impaired by our sin. In situations of desperate need, we cry out to God to come and save, help, heal, rescue. There are times when the Holy Spirit enables us to intercede with groans from the depths of our soul. We pray to God and we intercede for one another.
Central to our worship, is the Lord’s Supper, the Holy Communion, the Eucharist, from eucharisteo, meaning ‘to give thanks,’ as we gather to “do this in remembrance” of Him. This is a service of thanksgiving, remembering, giving, and receiving all that Jesus offers us through His death and resurrection on the Cross.
The Word of God is God breathed, living and active and is central to our worship. We have an array of preachers who love to open up the Word, teach and help understand its meaning, apply Scriptural principles to daily living in a practical and purposeful way, so that we may all grow in maturity and be equipped for service.
Our Christian faith can’t be lived in isolation and we were created to have fellowship, koinonia, in the Holy Spirit with God, and with one another. From interaction during the service, to the coffee time afterwards, to an extension of worship during the weekly home groups and other such gatherings, getting together in relationship is an integral part of our life as the Body of Christ.
At the end of the service we are sent out with the blessing, grace and peace of the Lord, to go and bless others as we have been blessed.
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