We believe that God desires to be approached according to His terms in worship. He dictates those terms in the Bible, and they are summarized in what is known as the biblical “Regulative Principle of Worship.” The principle states that “we do what God commands in worship, and whatever he does not command we do not do.” The principle is stated in Deut 12:32.
Our worship consists of the historic, Reformed elements of the reading and preaching of the Scriptures, the administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, prayer, and the singing of the Psalms a cappella.
The center of our worship is the Word of God. We open and close the service with a call to worship and benediction from God’s Word. The center of the service is the preaching of the God’s Word, where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed.
The biggest difference that people notice about our worship is the singing. We only sing the Psalms of the Bible. This practice was the norm for Reformed churches from the 16th Century until the last 150 years. The Psalms fill our worship with a rich depth of human emotion and an authentic response of praise to the Lord. We also sing a cappalla or without the use of any instruments. We do not strive to be different. We only seek to worship simply in the way that God commanded us in the Scriptures.
Our earnest desire is to glorify our triune God with acceptable worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24). We gather reverently to delight in the salvation that the Lord has given to us by grace alone through faith alone in His son Jesus Christ alone.