Worship

Worship is the center of life at First Presbyterian Church of Glendale. It is distinctively Protestant in nature, being guided and shaped by scripture. Worship is characterized by the proclamation of the word the celebration of the sacraments, prayer, music, and singing.

The Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter XXI explains:

“But the acceptable way of worshiping the true God is instituted by himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshiped according to the imaginations and devices of men . . . or any other way not prescribed in the Holy Scripture.” Book of Confessions, 6.11

Presbyterian worship, at its core, is meant to focus on the Word. It is meant to direct us, through the written word and the enacted word (the sacraments), into an encounter with the Living Word (Christ) and the Living Presence of God . . . Worship is to be done ‘in spirit and in truth.’ It is something we offer to God, but it is also a setting in which – God willing – we enter into relationship with God. Because of this, it is something that we need to be mindful about.” Kenneth Cuthbertson, The Last Presbyterian (Resource Publications: Eugene, Oregon, 2013), 60.

All are welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Glendale as we share in the joyful privilege of worshiping the triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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