Worship

For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world. Central to our worship life is the presence of God through word and sacrament.

There is a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We confess and receive forgiveness of sins. We encounter God’s word. We share a meal at the Lord’s Table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is more about giving God praise and honor for what God has done and is doing in our lives. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Worship at St. John’s unites us as God’s people in celebration, engages in thoughtful reflection, and helps us grow in faith and discipleship.

Music

Our music at St. John’s is gathered from a variety of sources. Principally the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal – which includes traditional liturgies and hymns, global songs, and psalms – is utilized. We have talented volunteers that share their musical gifts through singing, playing the guitar, and ringing in our Bell Choir.

St. John’s is a community committed to worship.
We worship in song. We worship in spirit. We worship in our actions.
We invite you to come worship with us.

The Centrality of Worship

“I will sing a new song to You, O God; upon a harp, an instrument of ten strings, will I offer praises to You.” Psalm 144: 9
“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and supplication].” Psalm 95: 6

“I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, well-pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” (Rom. 12:1)

The Chancel Choir, Praise Choir (summer) and Praise Ringers (handbells) are open to those who enjoy singing and playing. Contact Marsha Cabbage, Music Director and Organist, at mscabb@gmail.com or (864) 888-1310(H), 723-6519(C).

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