Worship.

At Trinity Covenant we believe that  Lord’s Day worship is our highest privilege, our greatest duty, and our deepest joy. 

 

God has created us for just this purpose: to worship Him, and to be transformed by Him as we worship. In worship the people of God are engaged by the Spirit and drawn into the Father’s presence as living sacrifices in union with the Risen Christ.

The center of discipleship at Trinity Covenant is our weekly Sunday worship where we gather together in the presence of the living God and are nourished through Word and Sacrament. In Lord's Day worship, God the Father graciously gathers us together in the name of Jesus and renews his covenant relationship with us and ministers to us through the gift of the Holy Spirit.   God draws near to us in worship,  He reaches out to us and provides us with all things necessary for life and godliness.

Throughout the service, God speaks to us and we respond. Worship is a conversation between God and His gathered body. The mode of worship is spiritual and incarnational:

 

We worship God with our spirits, our hands, and our voices, employing various appropriate bodily postures, and we do all this together, in unity.

Call to worship: God comes near and calls His people out of the world to gather in His presence. He graciously takes hold of us and brings us near to Himself.

 

Confession and Forgiveness: God reminds us what He has done for us in Christ and declares His interest in restoring us again to His favor in Christ. We confess our sins and God absolves us of guilt. God graciously reminds us that we bear the name Christian and are members of His family in Christ. He tears us from our old sinful ways and renews His love for us in Christ.

 

Consecration: God speaks to us through His Word read, sung and preached. We, His people, respond by giving ourselves, our worship and our gifts as fitting offerings.

 

Communion: God invites us to commune with Him at His Table, and we respond by memorializing His covenant and enjoying His faithful provisions at the family feast. We invite all who have put on the Lord Jesus Christ in the water of baptism to partake of this covenant feast with us, for great are the blessings promised to those who receive this meal by faith. And we would invite any who are eager to sit and sup with the Lord Jesus and all who love him, but have not been identified with Christ in the water of baptism, to seek it at once, and then to come join us at this Table. 

Commission and Benediction: God blesses us and charges us to extend His kingdom into the future and into the world, making disciples of all nations. We are dismissed from God's special presence in Lord’s Day corporate worship, renewed and equipped for this task

If you would like to read more about our theology of worship, read our Statement of Worship here.

 

If you would like to see the order of worship as it appears in our bulletin, click here!

Liturgical

Many worship services in modern churches tend to be informal.  Consequently, when someone joins us on a Sunday morning for worship, often the most obvious difference in our worship approach (which is evident to them in the first five minutes) is the concern for reverence and dignity, and what comes across as “formality.” 

 

The reason we approach worship this way is because we believe that God requires from us a cultivation of reverence. “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Heb. 12:28-29, ESV). This is what we are seeking to do with our worship style.

Resources

 

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