Central to our worship service are the preaching of the Word, congregational singing and prayer. The intent is to praise God; He is the focus of the service. We also learn about our need for our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, whom God sent into this world to die on the cross "that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."-John 3:16.
One of the ways we express our joy is through congregational singing. We have 150 psalms and 85 Hymns in our Book of Praise. Please ask an usher for a Book of Praise when you enter the church.
The minister leads in prayer, addressing the needs of the congregation and asking for a blessing over the worship service.
Holy Baptism is administered to infants of beliving parents shortly after birth and adults who have converted to Christianity.
Lord’s Supper is limited to members of the congregation who have publicly professed their faith and guests who have been admitted by the consistory.
The Ten Commandments are read every Sunday to show us our sins and misery, our need for a Saviour and the life of thankfulness we are called to lead.
The central part of the worship serice is the proclamation of the word, also known as the sermon. The morning sermon is based on a specific Bible passage, while the afternoons is a teaching sermon that generally follows the Heidelberg Catechism. The theme, supporting Bible texts and order of worship are provided to you in a handout before you enter the service.
The worship service also includes a collection for the needy of the congregation or a designated charity.
Did You Know...
That the first ’piggy bank’ recorded was for the Temple of God?