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Recognizing that we are a congregation of multiple generations and that many of our members come from a wide variety of worship traditions we a blended style of worship at Zion Covenant Church.
John 4:24 - God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth.
The format of this service is typical of the modern praise and worship style service. We begin with a time of worship through modern praise songs led by our praise team musicians. This typically includes guitar, drums and electronic keyboard. We join together in a time of prayer, and most Sundays, this includes the opportunity to share prayer requests and praises with the congregation. The pastor’s sermon is preceded by the reading of scripture and includes the use of our projection screens for sermon notes and videos.
Hebrews 12:28 - Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.
The format of this service is typical of historic reformed worship. Beginning with an organ prelude and the ringing of our tower bells, this service has a structured and formal liturgy. Typically, we begin with a responsive call to worship, sing a hymn, and then join together in a unison prayer of confession followed by an assurance of pardon. Our senior choir or handbell choir will honor God through an anthem and then the Pastor will lead the congregation in a formal time of intercessory prayer. We continue worship through the giving of our tithes and offerings and the deacons bring forward the offering for a prayer of dedication. An Old and New Testament reading precede the Pastor’s sermon. We end this service with a hymn and then the Pastor’s benediction.
Throughout the year we have special services that vary in style. For example Christmas Eve is a traditional style service while our Christmas Music Sunday is a blended service. Also during the summer months (June, July and August) we switch to a “blended” service that includes elements of both Traditional and Contemporary.