In all that we do as a church, we desire to pursue the glory of God and the good of our neighbors, friends, brothers, and sisters. Toward that end, we have sought to honor God in our worship by doing that which He has plainly and timelessly commanded in His Word. See below for several helpful resources for understanding our approach to the worship of God.
The Purpose of Worship
The end of public worship is the glory of God. Public worship has as its aim the building of Christ’s church by the perfecting of the saints and the addition to its membership of such as are being saved – all to the glory of God.
The Pattern of Worship
Since the Holy Scriptures are the only infallible rule of faith and practice, the principles of public worship must be derived from the Bible, and from no other source. From its beginning to its end a service of public worship should be characterized by that simplicity which is an evidence of sincerity and by that beauty and dignity which are a manifestation of holiness.
The Music of Worship
The Bible teaches that the following are proper elements of worship service: reading of Holy Scripture, singing of psalms and hymns, the offering of prayer, the preaching of the Word, the presentation of offerings, confessing the faith and observing the Sacraments; and on special occasions taking oaths. We use the Trinity Psalter Hymnal, which includes settings of all 150 psalms as well as a theologically rich selection of hymns.
For a helpful list of links to freely accessible recordings of the tunes used in the Trinity Psalter Hymnal, click here. These links are a helpful start for those who wish to learn unfamiliar tunes or sing in their homes.