Worship

Often times the question comes up, “What is your worship like?” We understand, though, that this is often times code for, “What is your music like?” We understand the question behind the question, but we believe it is important, first and foremost, to answer in terms of worship.

As we state in our core values, we believe that God, in his Word, calls us to worship him, and that as redeemed people, our highest joy is to be in His presence. Therefore the focus of our worship is on God and His grace through the Gospel of His Son.

We believe that, as a church body, we worship by gathering together to respond in praise and prayer, as God reveals himself to us through the reading and preaching of His Word and through His sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. There is a flow to our worship, that is marked by this revelation and response, all offered with a tone of warmth and joy.

With that in mind, our music is a natural out-flowing of our worship. We love the hymns of the church, and believe they offer us the ability to sing in the full range of human emotions. We also embrace that there are, at times, new hymns, and new presentations of the old hymns. We seek to embrace the best of all of these, in a manner that is suited to worship of our great God.