Worship is very important to us at GPC. The Bible teaches that we were all created for the very purpose of worshipping the living God, and that God is in fact seeking those who will worship Him ‘in spirit and in truth’ (John 4:23-24). We seek to do exactly that each Lord’s Day (Sunday). Since true worship is spiritual, we try to keep things as materially simple and as spiritually rich as possible, avoiding anything that might distract us from the object of our worship: Jesus Christ.
The morning and evening services are nearly identical and includes the following: public prayer, the singing of Psalms (using Sing Psalms) and hymns (using Christian Hymns), readings from the Bible (we do not have a uniform version of the Bible, although the NKJV and KJV are often used by our elders), and the preaching of God’s Word by the minister. If a single phrase could capture the mood of our worship services, it might be reverent joy.
Children are welcome to stay all through the worship service. A nearby room is provided for very young children who are unable to make it through, where we make the live audio of the sermon available. However, our minister and congregation are quite tolerant of the occasional noise that comes with children being with us. We are thankful for the sounds that remind us that we as a church embrace God’s culture of life and all the messiness that necessarily comes with it.
The Lord’s Supper is served once a month on the last Sunday of the month (alternating mornings and evenings, starting with the morning service in January), and is open to all those who put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and are members of an evangelical church. If you are a visiting with us, it would be helpful to speak with Bill or one of the elders before the service so that we can better know whom to serve.
Tithes and offerings can be left in a receptacle near the entrance to the hall. Direct Debit forms through Stewardship are available upon request. Guests need not give – your presence among us is gift enough.