Christian worship joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the Triune God. In worship we acknowledge God present in the world and our lives. As we respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ, believers are transformed and renewed. In worship, we offer ourselves to God and are equipped for God’s service in the world.
“Come into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise.” – Psalm 100:4
At Covenant we believe God desires and commands us to worship Him, corporately on the Sabbath, and daily in personal devotion. As the Psalmist proclaims (Psalm 100) we are to “come into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise.” We worship God in obedience to His command, in grateful response to God’s gracious love in Jesus Christ, and because God “is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness through all generations.”
Worship is important to God; thus it is important to us. Indeed, it is the most distinctive act among Christians, and it is our most selfless act. Worship is the primary way we express our love for God. We recognize that people enjoy worshipping God in different ways. Therefore, we offer three distinct worship services.
8:30AM Sunday in the Sanctuary
Our contemporary worship, called Maranatha in the Morning, features contemporary music, with occasional hymns, led by our Grace through Faith (GTF) praise band. The feel of the service is casual, celebrative, and non-traditional. The message is the same at both English-speaking services.
11:00AM Sunday in the Sanctuary
Our traditional worship is also celebrative, but also more classical and formal. Music is led mainly by our sanctuary choir; at times we include our bell choir, youth and children’s choirs and our brass ensemble. We are blessed by the use of our pipe organ, grand piano, and a variety of other musical instruments.
Personal Daily Devotional Worship
We believe that our Sabbath worship propels us into a whole week of daily worship. We encourage disciples of Jesus Christ to live in God’s presence through daily devotions, including Scripture and prayer. In addition, we express our love of God through our obedience to God’s commands.
It is our hope that our worship is a way of living out God’s purpose for us to “glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” (Westminster Confession, Shorter Catechism)
All are welcome!!