Psalms for 5th Anniversary Service

  Just preparing the order of worship for our 5th Anniversary Service gets me excited and energized. Here are the four psalms I chose for singing. Wait a few seconds for the music player to load. Opening Song … [Read more...]

Liturgy for June 16, 2013

Come, join us as we worship a holy and gracious God with reverence and joy! * Those who are able, please stand. Download PDF liturgy God Speaks People Respond ENTERING INTO WORSHIP * Call to … [Read more...]

Why Does Your Church Sing Such Old Songs?

I'm sure this is what most visitors are itching to ask us as soon as we sing our first Psalm of praise in our Lord's Day worship service. Although we sing some of the great hymns of the church, we prefer to sing Psalms … [Read more...]

Liturgy for February 17, 2013

Download PDF liturgy Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much … [Read more...]

“When You Pray…”

  Matthew 6:5-15 (text); Jonah 3:1-10; Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 45 February 10, 2013 • Download PDF sermon Today, we come to the last portion of the third part of the Heidelberg Catechism, which is … [Read more...]

Why We Sing “Gloria Patri” and Other Doxologies

  (Note: Near the bottom of the page, you can learn how to sing these doxologies by singing along with the music player.) First-time or infrequent visitors to our churches might be surprised by what we sing, … [Read more...]

“I Will… I Will… I Will…” (Ezekiel 36:24-29)

  Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 36:22-32; John 3:1-8; Text: Ezekiel 36:24-29 April 22, 2012 Download this sermon (PDF) Consider these words of a contemporary worship song: I want to know You / I … [Read more...]

Our Lord’s Glad News

Jeremiah by Chagall

  Our song of grief in the midst of suffering is to turn into a new song of praise after God pulls us out of the muddy pit. This is why the Psalms often speak of “a new song," not because the Psalmist composes a … [Read more...]

Reformed Worship Introduction: ‘On the Necessity of Reforming the Church,’ Today!”

For a printer-friendly PDF copy, click here. Reformed Worship Series: Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 In 1543, the great French and Genevan Reformer John Calvin wrote a treatise addressed to … [Read more...]