Our goal is to be patterned after the church of the New Testament found in Acts 2. We attempt to call Bible things by Bible names, and do Bible things in Bible ways. It is our desire to be a Bible-centered church. During worship services on the Lord’s Day, you can expect:
SINGING You will find songbooks in the pewbacks for your use. The song services are “a capella” which means “in the manner of the church” or without the accompaniment of instruments of music. (1 Corinthians 14:15) (Ephesians 5:18-19) (Hebrews 2:12) Because there are no choirs to entertain us, everyone worships in song.
PRAYERS Several prayers will be offered during the worship service (Acts 2:42) (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayers are offered to God our heavenly Father, in the name (by the authority) of Christ (Luke 11:2).
LORD’S SUPPER If you visit on Sunday the supper of the Lord will be observed (Acts 2:42) (Acts 20:7). The early church observed this memorial meal each Lord’s Day (Sunday). The unleavened bread is partaken in memory of the body of Christ. The fruit of the vine (grape juice) represents the blood that Christ shed on the cross (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). We do not practice closed communion, but each person who partakes must examine himself as to whether he partakes worthily (2 Corinthians 13:5).
COLLECTION On Sunday morning, separate from the Lord’s supper, a collection will be taken of the weekly financial offering (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). As our guest, you are not expected to make an offering. Feel free to simply pass the basket on to the next person.
TEACHING/PREACHING In our Bible classes you will note that the lessons are all taken from the Bible. Classes may come from the Old Testament or the New Testament. We realize the Gospel is God’s power to save lost mankind (Romans 1:16). In the worship hour the preacher will take his lesson from the Bible and back up each point with Bible references so that you can compare the message with the Word of God. Also, you will note that he does not wear religious titles such as, Pastor, Reverend, Father, etc. He may simply be called brother, or possibly by his first name. He will not be wearing any ecclesiastical garb or special collar to set him apart from others (Matthew 23:8-12) (Galatians 3:26-28). We hope that you will find the lesson presented refreshingly Bible-centered. At the end of the message he will offer an “invitation” and you will not be singled out in any way. He will offer God’s plan of salvation, such as (John 8:24) (Acts 17:31) (Romans 10:9-10) (Acts 2:38). He will offer an invitation for the erring to be restored (James 5:16). Some may wish to be “identified” with the body of believers here. Remember, you will not be singled out or embarrassed in anyway.
WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF YOU?
Nothing at all! We welcome your visits, your questions, and your participation. We hope you will come again as our guest.