What to expect

Our worship services are structured in a traditional manner, with the general format dating back to the days of the Reformation.

Article 52 (“Worship Services”) of the Church Order provides the following:

The consistory shall call the congregation together for worship twice on the Lord’s Day.
The consistory shall ensure that, as a rule, once every Sunday the doctrine of God’s Word as summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is proclaimed.

The Church Order also instructs that Psalms and Hymns approved by general synod shall be sung during worship services, and that the sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper):

shall be administered only under the authority of the consistory, in a public worship service, by a minister of the Word, with the use of the adopted Forms (Infant Baptism, Adult Baptism, Lord’s Supper).

Order of worship

Shown in the image to the left is a typical ‘liturgy board’ that is used during the service. The board shown here shows that Psalm 113 and Hymn 1B will be sung before reading from Romans 4, and that the text for the sermon is Romans 4 verses 11 and 12.

“Dress code”

There is no dress code related to our worship services. That being said, we meet together on the Lord’s Day to worship our Lord and King! Much like you would ensure you’re looking your best if you ever got a chance to meet royalty, members typically dress in a manner to show that they feel honoured to be a part of the worship service. We encourage you to do the same!