Our worship is liturgical in nature. This means there's a rhythm to our service–a pattern that has been discovered rather than created by the church. The liturgy is a story we participate in. The story of community–created, broken, and restored.
During the Gathering, we remember God's saving action in history, experience His renewing presence and anticipate His redeeming work in the new heavens and the new earth.
During the Word, the meaning of the biblical story unfolds week by week. The order signals that it is not grounded on the morning news or the book of the month but on the entire biblical narrative.
The Sacrament helps us remember symbolically our theology, our history as a people, and the moment when Christ becomes present for us in a mysterious way; the partaking of the bread and the cup. It is an outward sign of an invisible reality.