“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.