Our Worship

Here at Eastgate, our worship follows the examples and practices of Christ's church in the New Testament. We believe God has clearly laid out a simple pattern of worship in his word and we strive to follow that pattern.

Prayer

James 5:16

Matthew 26:41

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Ephesians 6:18

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

During our worship, several prayers are offered in thanksgiving, supplication, repentance, and so on. One of shepherds will end our conclude with a prayer and indicate with members of the church are asking for continued prayers.

Singing

Ephesians 5:19

Colossians 3:16

Hebrews 13:15

"Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord." Ephesians 5:18b-5:19

 

Singing without instrument accompaniment is uncommon in most churches, but this is actually the only way that early churches sang for the first thousand years of  existence. In fact, the term “a cappella” is a Latin phrase meaning “as in the chapel." It is due to the biblical commands in scripture and the historical evidence of the practices of the early church that we practice singing and acappella worship.

Scripture Reading

1 Timothy 4:13

2 Timothy 3:16

"And he [Jesus] took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19

The partaking of the Lord's supper is one of the main reasons we gather each Sunday. It is a reminder of the sacrifice of Jesus's death and a proclamation of our faith in hi

Lord's Supper

Matthew 26:26-28

John 6:53-58

Luke 22:19-20

"And he [Jesus] took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19

The partaking of the Lord's supper is one of the main reasons we gather each Sunday. By partaking in the emblems of his body and blood, bread and fruit of vine, we remember the atoning sacrifice of Jesus's death.  We do this because of the examples found in scripture and the practice done by the early church.

Voluntary Offering

1 Corinthians 16:2

2 Corinthians 9

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 1 Corinthians 9:7
 

Each week, we collect a voluntary offering for the furtherment of the work of the church. This goes towards children's programs, outreach ministry, the maintaining of the church building,  and the salary of the church staff. This is a free-will offering, as described in scripture.

Preaching

2 Timothy 2:2

Mark 16:15

 2 Timothy 4:2

Acts 15:35

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15

Each Sunday, a biblically supported lesson is prepared by our preacher that does not follow any man-made creed, but strives to impart the message of the Gospel.