Visitors are more than welcome! Here are some things you should expect to find at Church of the Redeemer.
A Christ-centered liturgy
- Pastoral Call to Worship
- Historic Hymns
- Reading of God’s Law
- Corporate/Personal confession of sin
- Words of Assurance of pardon
- An Ecumenical Creed such as the Apostles or Nicene Creed
- Gloria Patri
- Old and New Testament Readings based on sequential reading through the entire Bible
- A catechism question
- Pastoral Prayer / the Lord’s Prayer
- The Lord’s Supper each Lord’s Day
Christ-centered, expositional and doctrinal preaching
Following Christ’s example in Luke 24:27, He is to be found and preached from every text of the Bible: beginning with Moses, and all the Prophets, in all Scriptures (i.e., from Genesis to Revelation).
Weekly Administration of the Lord’s Supper
Following the biblical pattern (as seen e.g., in Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Cor 11:33), the practice of the apostolic church, and the advice of the Reformers, our Sunday services includes the administration of the Lord’s Supper, which is the sign and seal of the New Covenant. It is our immense privilege to receive from Christ His body given for us and His blood poured out for the forgiveness of sins.
A generationally diverse congregation
We have the privilege of worshipping together with people of all ages. The Father and the Son send us the Spirit, who unites us through the preaching of the Word and the administration of the sacraments.
An environment of reverent worship
During our services we come together as the redeemed people of God to worship him with reverence and awe (cf. Heb 12:28-29).
Church of the Redeemer’s Philosophy of Music
We use the Trinity Hymnal in corporate worship, believing that the best expression of worship in music is through use of the great hymns of the faith. We agree that “One of the major contributing factors to the superficiality of the lives of evangelical Christians in our country today is the failure of the churches to teach and use the great hymns of the church universal in their services of worship” (Robert G. Rayburn – O Come, Let Us Worship). We believe that the church can best worship through hymn singing when the doctrinal content and background of the hymns is understood – our services are not designed to entertain the individual, but to glorify our Redeemer and Creator! We concur with the words of David Wells, “The purpose of worship is clearly to express the greatness of God and not simply to find inward release or, still less, amusement. Worship is theological rather than psychological.”