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April 17, 2019, 1:00 PM

What is Worship Like?



That is a good question… Within our culture and context, there has been a lot of debate as to the “right way to worship”. We at First Cumberland Presbyterian of Lubbock, do not believe we have “ALL” things figured out. We simply strive to “worship God in Spirit and in Truth” (John 4:24).

 

In our context, we tend to be more traditional in style. In other words, some call us a ‘liturgical church’. The reality is that all worship is liturgical. Liturgy means: “the work of the people.” We bring our whole selves to God in worship and are not simply bystanders. We are participants of the narrative that unfolds every week.

 

We light candles to represent God’s presence among us. The clergy and choir wear robes and stoles, which represent an office of calling (it does not represent superiority). The congregation often responds to the worship leader in prayer and readings (working together to worship God in Spirit and in truth).

 

These traditions are traced all the way back to the Old Testament worship practices and liturgies. In our worship, we sense a connection to God and God’s people (Hebrews 12:1) that transcend a specific time and place.

 

We welcome you to join us on Sundays at 11am, as we worship God, together!