We meet for worship services at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each Sunday. We also meet for worship at special times throughout the year, including Christmas and Good Friday. You are welcome to join us! We offer a nursery area for infants and pre-schoolers, and accessible parking and restroom facilities.
The word “worship” has its roots in old English words for ‘declaring the worth (or value) of someone’. We use "worship" to describe those times when God’s people come together to focus their attention on God and His mighty acts in history and in their own lives.
One way worship happens is when believers, described in the Bible as 'the Body of Christ', intentionally come together in celebration of what God has already done and in anticipation of what He will yet do. Worship services are an important part of the life of Bethel. It’s a unique experience, when we meet together to praise God, offer prayers, hear messages from God’s Word, and respond to God in songs and spoken words. We meet as a group of people, united by our common faith. Because of that unity of faith, you'll find we often use texts and lyrics with the words "we" and "us", instead of "I" and "me".
When people think of worship, or even of “going to church,” this type of gathering is often what they have in mind. As a community, we enter God’s presence to glorify Him through prayer, music, sacraments, offerings, and the proclamation of God’s word.
But there is another aspect to worship. The Apostle Paul often describes worship as a way of living, or as an entire life of grateful obedience to God. In his letter to the Colossian church, Paul says it like this: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (NIV). In this sense, our whole life, each and every moment, becomes an opportunity to worship God.