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 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 table as you enter, but we will probably hand one to you before you get a chance to pick it up.

At 10:00 am we take about 30 minutes to study some topic of Christian teaching or practice. This Sunday school is for the whole church, including children, and often involves time for questions and discussion.

We begin our worship service at 11:00 am 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 twenty minutes and includes Scripture reading, singing, prayers, a sermon, and the Lord’s Supper.

Our worship service is 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. We do have a cry room in the back if needed. 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, have publicly professed faith in Christ, are members in good standing of a faithful Christian church, and are 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 20 minutes after worship we enjoy fellowship with one another around a shared meal. It is a potluck meal, but don’t worry about bringing food if you are a visitor.

At 6:30 pm, we hold an evening worship service at the same location. This is a different service than the morning service, with a different sermon, making it beneficial to come to both if possible. The evening service is live-streamed as well on our YouTube channel (the morning service is live-streamed by request only).