What Should I Expect at Sunday Worship Service?
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
Come as you are! Feel free to dress casually or formally, as God leads you personally. Most of our people tend to dress casually. The pastor will usually be in jeans, a button down, and maybe a sports jacket. Still, feel no pressure to fit into a dress code. God looks at our hearts not at outward appearances. (1 Samuel 16:7)
If you have kids, you may want to sign them in for nursery. Nursery is for ages 3 months to 3 years, and children’s church serves our 4-10 year olds with exciting songs, games, crafts, and Bible teaching designed to grow children’s understanding of the Bible and their desire to follow Jesus. We want children to get the most out of Sunday mornings, while allowing parents to focus their hearts and minds on God during the service.
During the service, you’ll experience music designed to direct our hearts and minds to God in love and adoration. There will also be readings from the Bible and historic proclamations of faith and love for God. The sermon will be deeply Biblical and engaging. The sermon will engage the deepest needs of our hearts, minds, and souls where we live today, with the Bible’s timeless Truth. Most of the time, the sermons will move through books of the Bible so we understand the Bible’s message in its context and don’t miss anything God wants to say to us. Sometimes, we will also take a break from moving straight through a book of the Bible to address particular topics that are important for our lives and the life of our church from a broader Biblical perspective. The main point? We want God to speak to us through his Word every week as we respond to Him in worship, prayer, and heartfelt commitments to walk with the God of glory because of His great grace to us in Christ!
After the service (around 6:30), people tend to stick around to talk and maybe enjoy some refreshments! This is a great time to connect more deeply with warm and friendly people, to ask any questions you may have, or talk about how you can be more involved in the life of Redeemer church. On the second Sunday of most months, we have a potluck meal after the service that has become affectionately known as “Feast Sunday.” Feel free to come bringing a dish or simply partaking with us as our treasured guests!