Worship — What to Expect
What To Expect When You Attend Our Worship Assemblies
We seek to worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). We come to worship God with joy and thankfulness for all that God has done for us. Our desire is to be pleasing to God by following the divine pattern for acceptable worship unto the Father.
First, we meet each and every first day of the week. In the New Testament we see the early church meeting upon the first day of every week (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2). As we seek to follow after the pattern of the New Testament, we too, meet upon the first day of the week.
Each and every Lord’s Day, we come together to study the Scriptures. The early church met upon the first day of the week and preaching the Word of God was a focal point in that meeting (Acts 20:7). We seek to preach the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27; 2 Timothy 4:1-4). You can expect to hear lessons from God’s Word. You will not hear political speeches or money-making, sales pitches. You will engage in a study of the Bible.
The music that we offer unto God is from the heart (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). We use no instruments in our assembly; we sing words of praise and thanksgiving. By blending our hearts and voices together in song we honor the Lord and edify our brethren. God is pleased with the sacrifice of praise by the fruit of our lips (Hebrews 13:15).
The early Christians devoted themselves to prayer (Acts 2:42; Acts 4:24-31; Acts 12:12). Part of our worship that we offer to God is our time spent together in prayer. We honor God as our Father (Matthew 6:9), thank Him for the many good gifts which He provides (James 1:17), ask Him for strength in the face of temptation (Matthew 6:13), and we seek special blessing upon those upon whom we have a duty to pray (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
Upon each and every first day of the week we partake of the memorial meal which Christ established, the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-29). The elements, the unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine, remind us of the death of Christ, and the offering of His body and blood upon the cross. The Lord’s Supper is a special moment for every child of God as one examines himself and reflects on the great sacrifice of the Son of God. Christ wishes for all disciples to “do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:24-25). We commune each and every Lord’s Day with Christ and His body (1 Corinthians 10:16).
As we assemble together on the first day of the week we also take the time to give of our means (1 Corinthians 16:2). By this offering we are giving back to God a portion of what He has blessed us with. Our giving is done out of a happy and joyful heart (2 Corinthians 9:7). This collection is for the purpose of carrying out the work of the local church. This collection is taken up from our members. If you visit with us, you are not expected to contribute. We will not solicit you for money.
We also meet on Wednesday evenings for the purpose of studying God’s Word together as we seek to be edified by studying together, singing songs of praise together, and praying with one another.
We welcome you to visit with us and worship with us at anytime you may have opportunity. Our service times are Sunday morning Bible study at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening worship at 5 p.m., and Wednesday evening Bible study at 7 p.m.
The church has a nursery in the back of our auditorium for when children get a little fussy. At Raymore Church of Christ we have several young children and young parents, so feel welcome to bring your children to worship the Lord!