Fair are the meadows, fair are the woodlands, robed in the flowers of blooming spring; Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer; He makes our sorrowing spirit sing. "Beautiful Savior" author unknown
When pondering God’s love for us and our opportunity to praise and thank him for that love, we recall the words of the Psalm writer:
“I rejoiced with those who said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the LORD’” (Psalm 122:1).
Every church has its own style of worship. We think you’ll enjoy the services at Beautiful Savior, but as in any church, it may take a couple of Sundays to become accustomed to our way of praising God and proclaiming what he has done. Each week the service is printed in the worship folder. All the Scripture readings, hymns, and prayers are printed there for you. You are certainly welcome to bring along your own Bible and follow along if you choose.
Our Worship services have one major theme. The sermon, hymns, prayers and music all revolve around the Scripture readings for that week. Music certainly is an important part of our services. Loud or soft, in monotone or rich harmony, all our praises are music to God as we respond to hearing His Word.
The services also usually include the following parts in a variety of forms:
The Invocation – We call on the name of our Savior God as we praise him.
Admitting sins and finding forgiveness – We acknowledge that we have not always done what God asks. Then we are assured of forgiveness because of what Jesus Christ has done for us.
Bible Readings – We hear selections from God’s Old Testament prophets, Jesus’ apostles, and from Jesus himself in the Gospels. The pastor also gives a brief explanation of each reading.
Sermon – Our pastor offers instruction and encouragement in a Bible-based sermon. We hear how we can expect God’s guidance and grace for dealing with problems, as well as the promise of eternal life in heaven through Jesus.
Response to the Word – We respond with offerings, hymns, and prayers for the things God has promised to us and for strength to do what he has asked.
Parting blessing – We hear one last assurance of God’s care.
Mixed throughout these different parts of our service are hymns and short songs to praise God.
Our worship uses traditional forms and modern language and application. The traditional brings us the best from God’s Church throughout the ages, and the contemporary brings God’s promises and his will into our daily lives. We hope you enjoy both.