When you gather together with Redeeming Grace Church on any Sunday at 9:00 am, you will find a local church that is Word saturated, prayer filled and congregation-focused.
Above all things, we want our gatherings to be marked by the presence of God’s Word—in our songs, prayers, Scripture readings, and sermons. The sermons at Redeeming Grace Church are typically expositional, meaning that the aim is to expose what God's Word says on its own terms rather than impose our agenda upon it. On the regular, we preach through books of the Bible, showing how all of God's Word is centered in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
We hope you’ll never leave a service at Redeeming Grace Church and think, “Wow, they didn't pray very much.” In order to aid our prayer life together, we include different types of public prayers, such as a prayer of praise, confession, intercession, etc. Each Sunday in the pastoral prayer, our elders pray for needs in our church, the ministry of the gospel through other churches in the Valley and around the World, government leaders, and the preaching of God's Word.
We don’t gather to watch a performance up on the stage but rather to participate together in the worship of our God. As much as biblical worship is vertical toward the Lord, it is also horizontal in that it's designed to build up each other (Colossians 3:16)! As God receives our praise, God's people are strengthened and edified.
So practically speaking, during a Worship Gathering in Litchfield Park, we do things like:
- Sing songs that are accessible and singable by all
- Leave the house lights up during our singing and sermon
- Keep the sound level at a low enough volume that we can hear each other sing
- Read Scripture and confess creeds corporately to express our unity in the truth