You may feel a bit wary as a first-time guest.
So, here's a sketch of what worship's like:
Style: Casual, warm, vibrant, non-threatening
Purpose: to give God praise;
to get better at being folks who love God;
to show that love in and to the world
Welcome: everyone, no exceptions!
new songs, that nudge us into God's presence;
hymns through the ages,
that teach us the historic Christian faith
we 'fess up to the ways we mess up;
we receive God's mercy and pardon;
we pray for ourselves and for others and for
our hurting world;
we offer ourselves to be useful
to God and to others.
to the scriptures;
to the preacher;
and to each other;
yearning to hear the Spirit speak truth
to us, through us, and in spite of us.
because God is worthy
and because it puts our own lives
We go out:
to live as apprentices of Jesus,
and walking in humility.
No matter who you are,
whatever your life circumstance,
and wherever you are in the journey of faith,
we welcome you; Jesus welcomes you.