Philosophy of Worship
The worship of God is the distinguishing mark of the redeemed community. Christian worship joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God. In worship, the people of God acknowledge God is present in the world and in their lives. As they respond to God's claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ, believers are transformed and renewed. In worship the faithful offer themselves to God and are equipped for God's service in the world. In order to continue to bring the old story to our contemporary world, our worship shall be characterized by three marks - celebrative, dynamic, and intergenerational. In worship, the people of God gather to celebrate the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Through prayer, song and the word proclaimed people should feel a release from the burden of sin and a freedom to live for Christ. We seek to create a celebrative atmosphere in worship that encourages people to share, laugh, sing and rejoice.
Forms and Expression
Faithful to the Scriptures
Worship for Everyone
Worship must be dynamic. If God cannot be reduced to one form or expression, neither should worship be bound to an unchanging pattern. Our liturgy should seek to creatively blend both the old and the new, within the Reformed tradition. Our music shall include any instrument that is used to exalt the name of Jesus Christ
You can be sure when you worship at Faith Presbyterian Church of East Wenatchee that you will hear inspired sermons based on God's Holy Word. Faith Presbyterian is excited to be part of the ECO Presbyterian denomination, with a Core Value of Biblical Integrity.
Worship must also include the whole family of God, from the youngest child to the oldest adult. The various elements of worship should be designed to engage the heart, mind and soul of both children and adults.
Philosophy of Worship adopted by the Session on December 14, 1999