Worship is about God. At the center of our congregation's life is the weekly gathering for worship. In this gathering, we turn our attention away from ourselves, our schedules, our pet peeves. We turn our attention to the One who made us, who calls us, who watches over and guides us day by day. In worship, we bring ourselves into a place that frees us from self concern by turning our attention to the glory of God and the grace that carries us week after week. Sabbath-keeping is a weekly honoring of the truth about Who is in charge.
Worship is what happens when we become aware that we are in the presence of the living God. We come here to bring ourselves into the presence of the One who loved us first and who loves us most. It is our goal to honor God our Creator and Savior with our prayers, our praise, our music, our study of scripture, even our announcements. Weekly worship is the acknowledgment that we do not live by bread or work alone; we need the Sabbath reminder that God is in charge.
Throughout most of the year, we have two worship services on Sundays:
8:45 - 9:35 am Contemporary Worship in our Recreation Room
Singing led by the Open Door Praise Band, scripture, sermon, prayer. Casual attire; coffee and pastries served.
Children age 4 to first grade may go to Children's Worship or stay for the service.
11:00 am - 12:00 noon Worship in the Sanctuary
Traditional music with choir and soloists, scripture, sermon, prayer.
Children age 4 to first grade stay in the sanctuary for Time With Children, then may go to Children's Worship.
Child care will be available for infants - 3 year olds and Children's Worship for 4 year olds - 1st graders. See Children to learn more.
During the Summer, we have one combined worship service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary.
Offering a smile and a welcome on Sunday mornings is what our ushers do best. The pastors and choir might lead worship on Sunday mornings, but it is the ushers who welcome the congregation. Can you help us out on Sundays? Contact Pratt Cook or Charlie Vaughters to learn more.
Open Door Hosts
Be a part of our Open Door Contemporary Worship Team! Help the clergy, band, and technical staff create an excellent worship experience for our guests.