"Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” - Revelation 5:11-12
Worship is behind everything we do - on Sunday as well as Monday thru Saturday - but we also believe God calls all of His people to gather together for a unique, weekly celebration of Christ's Resurrection. Every Sunday, we hope to not only talk about the gospel, but to walk through the logic of the gospel as we experience God anew. Hopefully, people of all walks of life would sense the presence of God through participating together.
How ought we to approach God? We believe our approach ought to reflect who God is, not just what we want or think up. Every service leads us all through the gospel. We have what is traditionally called "Four Movements", rediscovering God in:
1. Praise and Adoration
2. Confession and Absolution
3. Word and Sacrament
4. Coronation and Benediction
In other words, we first praise God for who God is in himself, which makes us realize the depths of our sin and the great gap that exists between us and God. God meets us in Christ with mercy (absolution), and then speaks to us in his Word, the Bible. His spoken Word is then made visible in the Lord's Supper, which renews his commitment to his covenant people and feeds us until his return. We then end with many reasons to crown our great king, and receive his final word to us - a word of blessing!
This pattern expresses our conviction that the gospel is not just for non-Christians, but for Christians as well! We all need to continually humble ourselves before our great God, and re-align our lives according to the truth in Christ. Hence, our worship experience is open and welcoming to people of all faiths and none.