“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness…
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
And his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.” (Psalm 100)
Worship at Third Reformed Church
Third Reformed Church has discerned God’s call to worship with a classic Reformed liturgy. Often lectionary-based, our worship combines the great hymns of the faith with newer songs of the global Christian Church. We seek worship that first exalts God and then also reminds us of our identity, confesses our sin, celebrates creation, and heartens other believers. We cultivate worship that is biblically rooted, theologically informed, socially engaged, and pastorally connected to our lives and to the world.
Embracing both ancient and contemporary, our worship recognizes that a post-modern world requires worship that continues to appeal to the mind while also satisfying the heart and the soul. We seek to make worship inviting and accessible to all ages, abilities and backgrounds, incorporating the arts to transcend spoken language. We gather around the communion table on a monthly basis, participate in creative liturgies, and give dramatic readings often led by students and children. During the high and holy seasons of the Christian year, we intentionally develop themes for worship and spiritual disciplines that can be practiced and lived in daily life.
Series for Lent
We continue the Narrative Lectionary keyed to the Gospel of John, "Journey to the Cross and Resurrection with St. John."
Sunday, March 5th First Sunday of Lent
at 8:30 AM "The Raising of Lazarus: Martha's Confession" John 11
11:00 AM Nicole Baker Fulgham, author and World Christian Lecture Series at Hope, "Why Christians Should be Concerned about Quality Education for All."
Sunday, March 12th Second Sunday of Lent
at 8:30 AM "The Last Supper According to the Gospel of John"
at 11:00 AM at Camp Geneva and the All Church Retreat
"No Fear in Love"
Sunday, March 19th Third Sunday of Lent
8:30 and 11:00 AM
"Peter at the Cross: Peter's Denial" John 18:12-27
Sunday, March 26th Fourth Sunday of Lent
"Pilate at the Cross" John 18:28-40
Sunday, April 2nd Fifth Sunday of Lent
"The Bad and the Good at the Cross" John 19:1-16a
Sunday, April 9th Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday
"Day of Divine Irony" John 12:12-17; 19:16b-22
Thursday, April 13th Maundy Thursday 7:00 PM
"At the Master's Table," An Upper Room Experience
Inter-generational with Celebration of the Lord's Table
In Spanish and English
Good Friday, Apri 14th Joint Neighborhood Service at Third Reformed Church at Noon
"A Service of Shadows and Stone"
Sunday, April 16th Easter Sunday
"While It Was Still Dark"