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Liturgy

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Liturgy

Worship is the arena in which God re-calibrates our hearts, reforms our desires, and re-habituates our loves. Worship isn’t just something we do; it is where God does something to us. Worship is the heart of discipleship because it is the gymnasium in which God retrains our hearts.”
- James K.A. Smith

The Church Calendar

Living in God's Story

As God's people, we tell time differently. Our years are oriented around the story that God is telling, rather than the demands of work, society, school, or state.  Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Ordinary Time are formative seasons where we immerse ourselves in the story and work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


The four Movements
of Christian Worship

 

Christian worship has always involved four movements: Gathering, Word, Table, and Sending. These movements mirror the
activity of God in the life of His people. 

 
 
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GATHERING

God calls us together as His people and we enter into His presence with praise and confession.

 
 
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WORD

God speaks to us through His Word, both read and preached. We sit at the feet of Christ to receive His Word and allow it to transform us into His likeness.

 
 
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Response

We gather at Christ's table to receive the Eucharist in fellowship with one another and God's people world-wide. Through bread and wine, we participate in Christ and are nurtured for God's work in our daily lives.

 
 
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Sending

God sends us to proclaim and embody His mission, and we go forth in the power of the Spirit for the renewal of the world.