What can I expect on Sunday?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in FAQ, Worship

We gather together on Sunday, the Lord’s Day, at 968 Meyer Road, Wentzville 63385. All are welcome to join us for this gathering and to stay for as much of the day as you would like.

We meet in the banquet facility in Progress Park (the building in the middle of the parking lot). The bulletins that guide us through the worship service are on the back table, but we will probably hand one to you before you get a chance to pick it up.

We begin at 11am with weekly announcements and then take a brief time of silence to collect our thoughts and prepare for worship. You can also use this time to look over the order of worship in the bulletin, although you can do this earlier if you email our pastor and ask for a copy beforehand.

You can also read about our worship in more detail here. Our worship service usually lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes and includes Scripture reading, singing, prayers, a sermon, and the Lord’s Supper.

We have one worship service for the whole church, including children. If you bring children, we welcome them to our gathering, even if they squirm around and make some noise. If you feel that you need additional help with your children, though, just let us know.

The Lord’s Supper is a sign and seal of God’s covenant promises for those who have been baptized, professed faith in Christ, are members in good standing of a faithful Christian church, and seeking to live in godliness and repentance. If this is not you, you are still welcome to stay for the whole time, but we ask that you do not take the bread and wine as they are passed around.

About 15 or 30 minutes after worship we enjoy fellowship with one another around a common meal, and we would love to share this with you. It is a potluck meal, but don’t worry about bringing food if you are a visitor.

After the meal (and dessert), usually around 1:45pm, we take time to study some topic of Christian teaching or practice. This “Sunday school” is also for the whole church, including children, and often involves time for questions and discussion.

Following Sunday school, we have a prayer meeting where we share requests for prayer and several of us lead the group in prayer for one another.