Worship services are held twice on each Sunday, at 10:00 am and at 2:30 pm. Our liturgy is based on biblical practice and principle. The liturgy opens with a blessing and greeting taken from the Word. The songs that are sung are taken from either the book of Psalms or from other parts of Scripture that have been put to music. The prayers contain praise to God, confession of sin, pleas for pardon and blessing, as well as requests for help, healing and guidance. The heart of the service centers around the reading and proclamation of God's Word. An offering is held for works of mercy, either with in the congregation or for causes outside of the congregation. The service closes with benediction which is also taken directly from the Word.
In the morning service the proclamation of the Word centers on a direct passage of scripture. In the afternoon the Heidelberg Catechism is used as guideline for the preaching. (See our Creeds and Confessions link.)
The sacraments of Holy Baptism and Lord's Supper are administered in the worship services. As soon as it is feasible, parents request to have their newborn child baptized before the assembly of God's people. As for the Lord's Supper, it is celebrated every second month of the year on the second Sunday, starting in January.