10:00 a.m. Communion Service
Green Township Senior Center
3620 Epley Lane
We hold two different services on the Lord’s Day:
- 10:00-11:30am Communion Service
- 11:45am-12:15pm Catechism Service (We also hold a Catechism Class for children during this time; see below for an explanation.)
This is our Covid protocol:
- We encourage you to have extended conversations outside.
- Hand sanitizer is provided in the entrance.
- Rows of chairs are spaced at least 6-feet apart.
- Social-distancing of 6-feet should be maintained.
- We ask worshipers, young children excepted, to wear a mask while entering, exiting, approaching the communion table, and singing. Masks may be removed when seated. Free masks are available in the entrance-way.
What can I expect in your worship service?
When you attend WRC, you will discover that our worship is filled with the Bible. It is read, prayed, preached, and sung. Given that Christ is the center of Scripture, you can also trust that you will hear the Gospel of grace each week. It alone answers the condemnation of God’s Law and empowers us to begin keeping that Law. In short, we are gospel-centered and Christ-centered.
We understand worship to be an event wherein God renews His covenant with His church. This means that you will take part in the back-and-forth dialogue between God and His church. God addresses us with His word and we respond to Him together with confession, prayer, and praise.
In our worship, we do not conform to today’s trends and fads, which come and go, although we do incorporate modern hymns alongside Psalms and older hymns. We believe that the Church and its worship should transcend generations and cultures, so we structure our worship in a way that resembles that of our spiritual forefathers, those of the synagogues (pre-Christ), the Ancient Church, and the Reformation. For more on this, see Why is your liturgy so old-fashioned?
We take the Lord’s Supper each week at WRC, because we believe that God gives spiritual nourishment when the bread and wine are received by faith. Read more about our celebration of the Lord’s Supper and who is admitted to the Table by clicking here.
How should I dress when I attend WRC?
Neither informality nor formality are virtues in and of themselves. Rather, dress in a manner that prepares you to worship with both body and soul. The way we dress affects our mental state – no one puts on formal attire if they want to relax! – so you should ask yourself, “What kind of clothing will best prepare me to receive God’s word and respond to it with reverence and joy?” Using wisdom, some may decide to wear jeans and others, a shirt and tie. For more on this, see How should we dress when we attend WRC?
What do you offer for children?
Ideally, we like to have children in our worship services, since God’s covenant extends to the children of believers and God uses preaching to bring them to a mature faith.
But we also recognize that many parents and children are not ready for this step. Therefore, we have a “cry room”, where moms can take children that are restless or need to be fed. It is right next to the room in which we meet. The room has glass doors and a speaker system, so you can still see and hear the service without being heard.
We are also beginning a Catechism Class for children aged 5 to 12, which is held during the Catechism Service. During this 30-minute class, the children will memorize a question and answer of the Heidelberg Catechism. Pastor Brandon Burks leads this class. He is especially gifted in and passionate about passing on the faith to the next generation.
For more on this, see Why are there children in the worship service? Do you provide childcare?