If you’ve ever been on a sports team, helped produce a play, or participated in a musical ensemble, you know the value of practice/rehearsal. Hours spent preparing for opening night, the big game, the winter concert.
That’s what worship is for.
Worship is the center of what we do as church, because it forms and strengthens us to be the church where it matters – in every moment and in every place we find ourselves during the week.
We are forgiven…in order to forgive others.
We are challenged to seek God’s kingdom first…in order to keep all other powers and kingdoms in perspective.
We are reminded of how dearly we are loved…in order to show that love to the world.
We are reminded of how God loves all that God has made…in order to go and care for the earth and all its creatures.
We are fed and nourished…in order to feed others.
We are brought together “in peace”…in order to make peace and seek reconciliation in our homes and in our world.
We gather under the cross, knowing that God meets us in our pain and brokenness…in order to go and be present with and for anyone who suffers.
We are welcomed and joined to One Body…in order to go and work so that no one is ever left out or forgotten.
We celebrate with all ages and stages in one room together…in order to cross all divides that exist in the world.
A helpful FAQ sheet about what worship looks like at CTS can be found HERE. Of course, the best way to find out what it’s like is to give it a try sometime. No offense, but if you’re anything like us, you might need the practice.