Lord's Day Worship

Here at Calvary, we see worship as a dialogue between God and his people. This is why in each part of our service, our songs, prayers, and confessions come after hearing something about what God says in the Bible. God speaks, we respond. This is the rhythm of the whole Christian life, and we believe that it provides us with a good pattern to follow as we come together as the family of God for worship. 


Therefore, each service follows the same basic flow, and you will notice that in the order of worship there are three headings. These headings are there in order to mark off where each element in the service fits in this overall flow. 

  • GOD CALLS US AND CLEANSES US

    In the first movement of the service, God calls us into his presence by His Word, we then resond by singing praise to HIm, confessing our sins, and receiving His word of assurance of grace to us in Jesus Christ. 

  • WE RESPOND WITH THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER

    In the second movement of the service, having heard about the mercy that we have recieved in Jesus Christ, we then express our thanks for salvation by singing, confessing our faith, and then giving to God our requests and offerings. 

  • GOD STRENGTHENS US BY HIS WORD AND TABLE

    The last movement in the flow of our service prepares us to get up and go out into the world. As we are strengthend by God's Word and Spirit in the preaching of the Gospel and the celebration of the Lord's Supper, we then arise as vessels of God's mercy to offer ourselves in loving service to HIm and to our neighbors.