Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 AM
A worship committee team takes initiative in dreaming, planning and providing meaningful worship services and events that help direct the congregation and guests into an awareness of God’s invitation to know and worship him.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated regularly at St John’s. Our next communion service will be held on June 5th.
If you were to thumb through but a few pages of our hymnal, you would encounter some of the greatest music ever written: Holy, Holy, Holy; Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee; A Mighty Fortress; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; O Worship the King.
Such titles alone convey something about their purpose, and the verses and majestic melodies concur: These are not just songs about God; these are hymns of worship. They say: God alone is “worthy of worship, worthy of praise, worthy of honour and glory.”
Worship is the practice of giving God the attention and respect only God deserves. It stands above all other spiritual practices.
The over-arching purpose of worship is to acknowledge God’s infinite power, wisdom and holiness. Through worship we say, to quote another hymn, “how great Thou art.”
We worship in part because God has asked this of God’s people since the beginning of time. “And God said, ‘I will be with you…you will worship God on this mountain” (Exodus 3:12).
But even without prompting, we are compelled to worship God. When we’re truly aware of God’s greatness, we can’t but help but want to worship God in a meaningful way.
Worship has changed through the ages. Even in our own lifetime we have seen worship take on many forms in different Christian denominations. Worship styles now vary greatly. At St John’s, our belief is that Sunday worship is a time of reverence and communion with God. While some congregations have brought more contemporary elements into their services, including some practices that border on “entertainment,” our worship follows a more traditional Christian format.
Worship at St John’s may be described as convergent in style. Our service begins with the Bible being carried out from the vestry and then placed on the lectern. That gesture alone bears witness to the importance of the ministry of the Word. The liturgy and music, both traditional and new, support the ministry of the Word.
We hope you can join us this Sunday!