Worship

Worship is central to who we are as God’s people at First ARP Church.  Everything we do here seeks to praise and glorify Almighty God.  We hold two worship services on Sunday, both of which are Reformed in order.  During worship we seek to honor God through prayer, confession, music, the recitation of the Creeds, the reading of Scripture, the celebration of the Sacraments and solid Bible-based preaching.

Our 8:30 service is blended in that we utilize modern visual media and contemporary music with non-traditional instruments in traditional order of worship.  At 11:00 we use traditional music and instruments.   At both services, elements of worship, which are directed by God in the Scriptures, are used in a variety of ways to keep our worship fresh and meaningful.

We celebrate the Sacrament of Lord’s Supper during both services on the second Sunday of each month except in October when we celebrate World Communion on the first Sunday of the month.  The Sacrament of Baptism is usually only celebrated at the 11:00 service.

We also worship together at other times during the year.  We hold three services on Christmas Eve at 11:00 am for young children and their families and Christmas Eve Communion at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday evening and we hold a Thanksgiving service at 6:00 pm on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.