what to expect on sundays


CORPORATE WORSHIP

On Sunday mornings, we meet at 10:30am for corporate worship.  Each service lasts about 1-1/2 hours.  We usually begin our time of worship with a short period of quiet reflection and preparation, accompanied by worship music.  This is followed by a call to worship in which we remember that our sin has separated us from God, but as believers, we have been justified by the blood of Christ and are called back into the presence of God.


We believe in the reading and hearing from God's Word, singing hymns, psalms and spiritual songs, reciting confessions of faith, giving of tithes and offerings, and praying together.


Preaching is central to our corporate worship, and most preaching at Remembrance is expositional.  This means that the sermon is derived from a particular passage of Scripture and that the focus and meaning of the passage is the focus and message of the sermon.  After the sermon, believers partake in the Lord's Supper.  We conclude our worship with songs of response and the benediction.

Ordinances

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.


We partake in the Lord's Supper every Sunday.  This ordinance was commanded by our Lord to do in remembrance of what He has done for us.  It is a means of grace.  Striving for Biblical fidelity, we use wine for the Lord's Supper.  Desiring to be full of grace, and realizing that there may be certain situations and convictions against the partaking of wine, we also provide grape juice.  The inner rings of the sacrament tray consist of grape juice, wine is provided in the outer rings.


music

Our singing is congregational, which encourages the full and active participation of all present.  We desire for the music at Remembrance to be a blend of old and new, traditional and contemporary, historic and modern.  Our primary criteria for a piece of music is Biblical fidelity, theological richness, singability, and corporate edification.