What to Expect

What to Expect

Clear and Straight-forward Bible Teaching

We believe God uses the message of the Bible to both create and strengthen our faith in Christ. When the Bible is clearly explained, God uses it to change our hearts and minds, equip us to love him and our neighbors, and prepare us for heaven. For that reason, the Bible holds the central place in our worship service. We read it, sing it, and preach it, so that God’s words can dwell in us richly. Preaching the Bible is not popular today, but God changed lives for thousands of years this way and continues to do so even today.

Reverent and Simple Worship

We take worship seriously because God takes worship seriously. God commands us to worship him in “reverence and awe.” God is holy and awesome. Even his angels are overwhelmed by his beauty and majesty. That doesn’t mean we lack joy. We indeed rejoice in the Lord but also remember that God is King of the Universe and deserves respect and honor. Our worship is simple. We only worship God the way he commands. God commands us to read and preach Scripture, pray, sing praise, receive the Sacraments, and give alms. In worship, we only ask you to do what the Bible clearly commands so that your conscience is kept free from man-made traditions.

The Lord’s Day

On Sunday, the Lord’s Day, we gather together to serve God in public worship. God is present there with his people in a special way to bless them, strengthen their faith, equip them to live faithfully before him. On the Lord’s Day, we partake of the ordinary means of grace, which are the means that God uses to begin and grow our faith in him. These means are the Preaching of the Word, the Sacraments, and Prayer.

A Friendly Gathering

We are a warm and friendly congregation. We come from all walks of life. We love to have visitors. We have monthly luncheons and occasional events for fellowship, and smaller group studies. We are sinners like everyone else with our own struggles and problems. We are not perfect people. That is why we need a Savior. But we have joy and peace because of God’s mercy to us in Christ, who is slowly healing us of our sin and self-righteousness and changing us to love God and our neighbors the way we should. In our Christian friendship and fellowship, we encourage one another, hold each other accountable, and use God-given abilities and opportunities to help each other grow and show compassion in our local community.

How to Learn More

Our congregation is part of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and you can learn more about our denomination at www.opc.org. If you have further questions, please give us a call us at (315) 393-0723 or contact us through THIS FORM.