This month the confirmation class is visiting different churches to participate in a variety of types of Christian worship. From the megachurch experience with fog machines and flashing lights, to the formal liturgy of the Catholic church, to our own two different styles of Sunday services, Christians have found a multitude of ways to worship.

But what unites us is not the length of the prayers, clothes of the pastor, or whether there is a band or a choir or simply a cappella music – what unites us is a desire to praise and worship the Lord. From the very beginning of the church, Christians have gathered to hear God’s word, celebrate communion and baptism, and lift up their voices in song and prayer. We do this out of gratitude for God’s grace and in recognition of God’s glory. We do this because we were made to worship together. 

The bible says in Psalm 95:

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.” – Psalm 95:1-3

Whether you attend our Sunday morning services in-person or online, or even if you attend some other church, I hope that you’ll make worship a regular part of your life. It’s what we were made to do.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

“Give to the Lord the glory his name deserves. Worship the Lord in his holy splendor” – Psalm 29:2