What You'll See on Sunday
We look forward to the prospect of having you join us for our main Sunday service. Here is an idea of what you can expect.
Our Sunday service is our main weekly gathering together. It is in this gathering that we seek to worship God together singing the Word, praying the Word, and hearing the Word. We sing the Word with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. We pray the Word by having intercessional times of prayer in the service. You might see this through a church leader guiding us as they pray aloud or you might see this in a silent time of prayer for confession of sin. Finally, we seek to hear the Word through actively listening to a sermon from the Bible. We believe that the sermon is the central component of any of our services. Our desire is to then leave this gathering and seek to apply what we have heard.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
The ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are also crucial elements of our corporate worship. We celebrate together the baptism of those who profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and whose lives evidence genuine repentance of sin. And as we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we celebrate our redemption by confessing our sins, remembering our Lord’s death, and rejoicing in His all-sufficient sacrifice.
The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians encourages us to "be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart." Here at New Village Church, we seek to incorporate a wide variety of musical styles that allow us to worship the Lord in one unified voice. We seek music that is biblically rich in its lyrics and that is able to draw our hearts up to God. If you come to worship with us, you may very well hear a song that you have never heard before, whether it is a sixteenth century hymn or twenty-first century chorus. This variety allows us to enjoy other genres of music we had not previously encountered, and it enables us to sing with the larger voice of the church that spans over 2,000 years. Our singing is congregational, which encourages the full and active participation of all present.
Scripture tells us that "man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." We want our attire to be modest and honoring to God, but not a distraction or hindrance as we gather to worship. When you are with us on a Sunday morning you are likely to see suits and ties but you are also just as likely to see casual attire such as jeans or shorts and a casual shirt or t-shirt. We greatly desire to see new people come to join us and be made to feel welcomed in our presence. We are not overly concerned with how you look outwardly. Our goal together is to have our hearts changed by the glorious truth of "God become man!"