To “walk”, in the Bible, usually means to act or live or conduct oneself in a certain way. We as Christians try to live our lives in a certain way, do things in a certain way, trying to follow God’s guidance and Jesus’s example. To worship with a congregation of others who share beliefs is an integral part of this faith journey. Through worship we are infused with the tools and spirit to go out into the world and “walk the walk”. In worship we are to focus our minds and our hearts on the appreciation, reverence and praise for who God is and what God is doing in our lives.
Worship is designed to draw us into the presence of God, and there, be changed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Connecting with God and allowing the presence of the Holy Spirit to change us happens differently for different people. Our encounter with God during worship can happen in different ways – not just through the sermon but through music, movement, drama, different styles of reading the scripture, different voices leading worship, and different instruments.
At First Presbyterian Church, we design worship to be participatory, encouraging people to take an active role in the worship of God. Every single thing that happens during worship is intentional and focused on the One who extended the invitation to be present in the first place. We invite you to join us for worship every Sunday morning at 11:00am (September to May) and at 10am (June to August).