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Worship & Faith Formation at Reedville--The Basics

Our church is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and we adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members. For more information on the Presbyterian Church, please see Presbyterian Church information page on this website.Worship begins at 9:30 and we invite people of all ages to participate fully. Coffee and goodies are served in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

We welcome the sounds of infants and young children among us and provide a variety of ways to help them and their parents worship and learn. Children join in worship until our "Time with the Children," then leave with their teachers to attend Sunday School. We provide a variety of ways to help children and their parents participate fully in worship, and children and youth often assist with bell ringing, candle lighting, collecting the offering, and other worship activities.

Dress in whatever manner suits you—there is no dress code.

What is Worship?

The World Book Dictionary defines it as “great honor and respect; reverence; veneration; great love and adoration; ceremonies or services in honor of God.” The Worship Committee is concerned with ceremonies and services. We want to conduct our church services in ways that will promote and enhance reverence, respect, honor, veneration, love and adoration of God.

When we sit down to listen, or stand up to sing a hymn, it’s not just to keep us from falling asleep or getting restless. We sit at the feet of our teachers to show respect while we learn from them. We stand in the presence of our heroes to honor them. The flowers, candles, banners and decorations (besides the symbolism attached to each), show us the natural beauty that surrounds our lives, and reminds us of the love we feel for God’s creations.

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” –Psalms 95:6.

God is beyond our understanding. He/She/It is more than we can comprehend. But we know God is Love. We know when we care for each other we are following in Jesus’ footsteps and behaving like God. We show this in our worship services when we pass the peace and when we pray for each other. Worship is not a passive act of sitting quietly in a pew, although silence can be a very powerful worship experience. Worship is the active adoration of God in Whom we move and breathe and have our being.

"Give unto the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” –Psalms 29:2