Worship at Mt. Calvary

Love God

Sundays at 9:30 am
What is it like?
Our worship is intentionally focused on the saving work of Jesus Christ and the Scriptures.  We strive for a balance between formal and casual, between rituals and relevance.  We want an atmosphere that conveys both God’s holiness and his love for us.
 
Everyone wants to know about music.
We do music a bit differently than many churches.  We aim for music that proclaims the saving work of Jesus and with that, expresses truths that are taught in the Scriptures.  Music is, after all, a great way for God to get the teachings of his Word into our hearts.  Because different styles of music speak to the hearts of different people, we use a variety of music from the past and present.  Some Sundays might seem more traditional, others might seem more modern.  Most of the time, we aim for a healthy mix.  The constant is that we use songs that are theologically rich and that focus on declaring the work of God in Jesus Christ.
 
What is the worship style like?
Every church has its own style of worship. We think you’ll enjoy the services at Mt Calvary, but as in any church, it may take a couple of Sundays to become accustomed to our way of praising God and proclaiming what he has done.
 
Each week the service is printed in the worship folder.
All the Scripture readings, hymns, and prayers are printed there for you. You are certainly welcome to bring along your own Bible and follow along if you choose. Our Worship services have one major theme. The sermon, hymns, prayers and music all revolve around the Scripture readings for that week.
 
What should I wear?
Any kind of attire is welcome. You’ll find some men in shirt and tie, others in khakis, and still more in jeans. Some women wear skirts or dresses. Others wear jeans. In general, people dress “nice” but not overly “fancy”. No one will be turned away on the basis of their clothing.
 
How long will the service last?
You can expect the service to last about an hour, give or take 10 minutes.
 
The services also usually include the following parts:
  • The Invocation – We call on the name of our Savior God as we praise him.
  • Admitting sins and finding forgiveness – We acknowledge that we have not always done what God asks. Then we are assured of forgiveness because of what Jesus Christ has done for us.
  • Bible Readings – We hear selections from God’s Old Testament prophets, Jesus’ apostles, and from Jesus himself in the Gospels. The pastor also gives a brief explanation of each reading.
  • Sermon – Our pastor offers instruction and encouragement in a Bible-based sermon. We hear a message of sin and grace, along with God’s guidance and direction for dealing with life’s problems.
  • Response to the Word – We respond with offerings, hymns, and prayers for the things God has promised to us and for strength to do what he has asked.
  • Parting blessing – We hear one last assurance of God’s care.
Mixed throughout these different parts of our service are hymns and short songs to praise God. We strive to use the best of both traditional and modern song.