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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life
Welcome to our "First Light" Worship Outreach...
* What time? 8:30-9:35 a.m.
* Where do we meet? In the church sanctuary
* What should I wear?
You may "come as you are." You can mostly expect to see people dressed in "Sunday attire" (dresses, suits, button-up/pull-over shirts, some with ties/some without, jeans). While there is no "dress code," this is what you can expect to encounter in our congregation.
* What type of music will I experience?
Our sanctuary services feature a "blended" worship through music. We sing hymns, gospel songs, and modern praise and
worship songs. There is really "something for everyone" in these services. Our choir sings and there will be a
soloist/group sharing special music. Our music is played on piano, organ, drums, guitar and bass, among other
instruments. Lyrics to songs may be found either through hymnbooks, placed in each pew, or through our video screen.
* Is there child care during the service? Yes. We offer nursery for children ages infant up to 3 years old (toddlers).
* What is the order of a typical service like?
You can expect to interact with God through praise opportunities. You can also expect to be challenged from the Word of God each time we meet. The preaching of God's Word is the center point of all of our worship services. You are also
invited to worship with us through times of prayer. Altar prayers are common in our worship services, both for cleansing our hearts and for the lifting up of the lost in our community. Tithes and offerings are received in each service. If you feel led to give, you may may place your offering to the Lord in the offering plate as it passes by.
* What version of the Bible will I hear?
The primary translation that will be used from the pulpit is the New International Version (NIV). The NIV version is the translation that can be found in our pew Bibles. However, you can expect to hear other translations included in sermons. We love many versions of the Bible from the King James Version, to the New Living Translation, New American Standard, Living Bible, and Greek and Hebrew texts. We feel that it is important to know the difference between a paraphrase of the Bible and translation that is meant to be a literal, word-for-word translation. We use literal translations and Greek/Hebrew texts to uncover meanings of a text, and then a modern English translation that best conveys/lines up with that original meaning, to communicate with modern English speakers.
* Anything else that I should expect?
You should expect to be warmly welcomed, to be challenged from God's Word, and, most importantly, to experience God!