We truly hope that you will be impressed by the simplicity
and dignity of our services. They are designed to draw you closer to God and
provide an atmosphere that will allow you to worship God in spirit and truth
Let Us Help You Know God
We would be happy to meet you and explain any part of our
worship assembly. If you have questions later, do not hesitate to write or
call any member to ask. We have a number of pamphlets and CDs; these
materials may answer your questions. Feel free to take them home to read
or listen to.
We Follow the Bible Pattern
Since all we do is governed by the word of God, you will find
us observing only those things contained therein. We shall do our best to
duplicate the pattern of the early church of the Bible in everything we do. The
following is a list and explanation of each item of worship.
Singing - To many our song service
will be different from that customarily practiced in many
churches. No mechanical instruments of music are used. As
Christians we are commanded to sing and make melody in our
heart (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16). Because of this, it would be an addition to His Will if we added and
employed instruments of music. The songs will be selected so
as to stir within you a desire to obedience and spiritual
enjoyment. We encourage you to sing along with us.
Teaching - The teaching service will
be handled by men only, speaking one at a time. The women
will remain silent, not because we think they are inferior
mentally, but because Paul forbids them from speaking in 1
Corinthians 14:35. The teaching is designed to instruct and
exhort you in the ways of righteousness. You are invited to
follow the speaker in the Bible as he presents the lesson.
We feel sure you will leave greatly benefited from his
Contribution - The collection or
contribution is taken only at the Lord's Day worship service
(1 Corinthians 16:1-2). At this time each disciple gives of
his means as he has been prospered and as he purposed in his
heart. Only members are asked to contribute. If
you are not a member, please do not feel compelled to
The Lord's Supper - The communion is observed just as it
was the night of our Lord's betrayal. It is a joint participation of each
disciple in the body and blood of Christ (I Corinthians 10:16). The brother
waiting on the table will give thanks for the bread, break a piece from it, eat,
and pass it on to another until the whole assembly has broken (Matthew
26:26-28). He will then take the cup, give thanks, drink, and pass it on to each
disciple until all drink. This is the simple pattern given in the New Testament,
and repeated at this congregation every first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
Only members of the church participate. If you are not a member, please do
not feel that you need to participate.
Prayer - The prayers will be led by a male member of the
congregation and are designed to thank God for His blessings and request His
continued watch and care over us.
The People Are Christians Only
According to Acts 11:26, the disciples were called Christians
first at Antioch. The confusion and division in the religious world has resulted
in party names and creeds. We have no creed but Christ, accept no book but the
Bible, and wear no name but Christian. We believe that when we preach the Bible
only, we will be Christians only.
You Will Never Be Embarrassed
At each service, an invitation song will be
sung. Those wishing to become Christians are invited to step
forward and let their desires be made known. One who
believes in Christ (Hebrews 11:6), repents of his sins (Luke
13:3), confesses Christ (Romans 10:9-10), and is baptized
into Christ (Galatians 3:26-27), is added to the church
(Acts 2:47), and by this obedience is a member of the Lord's
church. However, this action is voluntary on the part of the
one desiring to become a Christian. You will never be
singled out for public attention or embarrassment.
You Will Find a Friendly Welcome
Solomon said "He who would have friends must
first show himself friendly." For this reason, the people of
this congregation will greet you with a friendly smile and
warm welcome. Every visitor at this place is an honored
guest. We hope you will visit us in the near future. A
cordial invitation is always extended and a gracious welcome