Our Worship

Worship Services - Mission OPC

A typical Sunday Service at Christ Church is about an hour and fifteen minutes in length and follows the basic structure shown here*. Hymns are usually selected from the Trinity Hymnal or the Psalter. The worship is responsive in character with pre-scripted content.

Printed orders of service are provided, and our regular members would be delighted to assist our visitors and newcomers with the liturgy in any way that we can do so. Some of the songs may be new to you, they were new to many of us before.

We encourage children of all ages to be present and participate in the worship service, but a nursery and a cry room are available for parents to step aside with their children as needed. We believe that public worship is a privilege and a blessing for you and for your children, so that everyone may hear the Gospel and receive the nurture and admonition of the Lord.



Order of the Service

Welcome and Announcements Silent Prayer and Meditation

Call to Assembled Worship

God calls us to Worship Him through His Word Singing of the Opening Hymn
Corporate Opening Prayer

The Lord Purifies Us

Reading of God’s Law
Corporate Confession
Assurance of Our Forgiveness in Christ Confession of Faith
Singing of the Responsive Hymn

Consecration by Scripture and Prayer
Singing of the Responsive Hymn Reading from the Old Testament

Reading from the New Testament
Preaching from the Scriptures
Singing of the Responsive Hymn
Prayers for the Church, concluding with the Lord’s Prayer Collection of the Tithes and Offerings

Singing of the Doxology

Communion at the Lord’s Table*

Words of Institution, Prayers, and Thanksgiving Singing of the Communion Hymn
Pastoral Meditation at the Table
Corporate Partaking of the Bread and the Wine

The Lord Blesses Us and Sends Us Out

Singing of the Closing Hymn
Benediction upon the People
Closing Hymn
*Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month

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