WSRBC

31 Rollstone Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796
Worship Service 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Get Directions

 

Afternoon Worship 12:30 p.m.


 

WORSHIP LITURGY

We believe biblical worship is a face-to-face meeting in the presence of our gracious Triune God. This means there is a two-way dialog: God graciously calls us out of the world into his holy and heavenly presence to speak to us in his Word and comfort us with his sacraments (baptism and Lord’s Supper). In response, we gratefully come together as a church family to speak to him in prayers and songs and to give ourselves to him in offerings and love for one another. This back and forth dialog is what we call a “liturgy.” Every church has a liturgy; we just tell you what it is up front. Christians have passed down from generation to generation forms of prayer, creeds, and responses enabling us as a spiritual priesthood and offer up the spiritual sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving.

 

PREACHING & SACRAMENTS

 

We want you to notice that the majority of our time together in worship is taken up with the Word and Sacraments. Every morning and evening we read through a portion of the Old and New Testaments and then have a sermon text that is exposited and applied verse-by-verse. We also celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day morning and celebrate baptism as necessary. The reason for this is that we believe these are the main ways the Holy Spirit promises to create and confirm our faith in Jesus Christ.

 

SINGING & MUSIC

 

You'll notice in our singing of praise of God that the Psalms of the Old Testament make up a large part. These ancient "songs of Zion" were sung for a thousand years in anticipation of the coming of the Messiah and we sing them knowing that he has come! We believe Psalm-singing is another way to fill our hearts with "the word of Christ" and balances our spirituality with praise and sorrow, celebration and confession. We also sing ancient and recent songs that are filled with "the word of Christ," giving us a sense of transcendence with what God’s people have sung for hundreds and thousands of years and giving us the ability to express ourselves through all the joys and sorrows of the Christian life in a meaningful way.