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Since all we do is governed by the Word
of God (John 17:17;
2 Tim. 3:16-17),
you will find us observing only those things described in the Bible. We are dedicated to duplicating the pattern of the church found in the Bible in everything we do. The following is a list and explanation of our congregational worship.
The teaching service will be conducted by men speaking one at a time
(1 Cor. 14:35). The teaching will be from the Bible and designed to instruct and encourage us to have attitudes and behavior that pleases God. You are invited to follow the speaker in the Bible and take notes as he presents the lesson. We feel sure you will increase your knowledge of God's will.
The collection or contribution is taken only at the Lord's Day morning service
(1 Cor. 16:1-2). When the collection basket is passed, each disciple gives a portion of money in proportion to their income(2 Cor. 8:12). As a visitor, you will not be expected to contribute.
Christians are instructed to sing and make melody in our heart (Eph. 5:19) to God. Because of this no musical instruments are used in our services, except the human voice
(Heb. 13:15). The songs selected will promote our worship of God and increase our appreciation of God. Some songs may be chosen for our instruction and still others for spiritual encouragement
(Col. 3:16). We encourage you to sing along with us.
The Lord's Supper, or communion, is observed only at the Lord's Day morning service (Acts 20:7). It imitates the example Jesus gave the night He was betrayed
(1 Cor. 11:23). It is a joint participation of each disciple in the body and blood of Christ(1 Cor. 10:16). The brother waiting on the table will give thanks for the unleavened bread, break a piece from it, eat, and then pass it on to another until the whole assembly has broken from that loaf (1 Cor. 10:17). He will then take the cup, containing the "fruit of the vine" (unleavened grape juice, not alcoholic wine), give thanks, sip, and pass the cup on to each disciple until all have drank (Mark 14:23). Communion is a congregational act portraying a congregations unity in Christ (1 Cor. 10:17). It is observed by each communicant examining themselves as they "eat of that bread and drink of that cup" (1 Cor. 11:28). This is the simple pattern enjoined upon us by Jesus and given in the New Testament. As a visitor, you will not be expected to participate.
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