We invite you to join us for our Sunday worship service, which meets weekly in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.
Among evangelical churches today, differing styles and modes of worship can spark controversy like nothing else in the Body of Christ. Just the word “worship” itself evokes strong emotions and images in the minds of believers.
So, what exactly is worship? Psalm 95:1-7 gives us a great picture of what worship looks like. However, often it is easier to start with what worship is not. Worship is not a style of music. It is not an order of service printed in a program. And, most importantly, worship is not a spectator sport.
So, what is worship? Looking at the Greek and Hebrew words used in scripture that can be translated into our English word “worship,” we see the following ideas emerge:
- “Ascribing worth to”
- “Rendering service to”
- “Bowing in reverence to”
A modern-day, working definition of worship might then be as follows: Ascribing to the Lord the supreme worth to which He alone is worthy.
When we gather for corporate worship, we come before an audience of one. God, alone, is the recipient of our worship through the playing of instruments, singing of songs, giving of tithes and offerings, and listening to God’s Word being declared from the pulpit. While the pastoral staff, choir members, and musicians strive to lead us in worship by focusing our attention Heavenward, only He knows the condition of our hearts and the quality of our worship. True worship is an encounter with Almighty God.
That said, worship styles abound among churches today. At Wake Chapel, we subscribe to a traditional style of music, offering a pleasing blend of the great hymns of the faith, as well as choruses and anthems. Preaching from the pulpit is typically expository (verse-by-verse) in nature, though occasionally the pastor will present a short topical series.
We invite you to join us for our Sunday worship service, which meets weekly in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to worshipping with you!
“ … come let us bow down in worship …”