What to Expect
WORSHIP IS AT THE VERY HEART of who we are. All that the church is and does is rooted in its worship. The community of faith, gathered in response to God’s call, is formed in its worship. Worship is the principal influence that shapes our faith, and is the most visible way we express the faith. -from The Book of Common Worship, PC(USA)
SUNDAY WORSHIP at 10:00 a.m.
Worship is rooted in the Reformed tradition of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and includes all ensembles within the music ministry of the church depending on the week. Primarily we follow the current lectionary. www.textweek.com
YES! Children are an integral part of our faith community and are welcome to worship with us. There is a nursery offered for children under 4 and Children’s Worship is offered for those children who wish to participate immediately following the children’s message.
Liturgy, Word proclaimed, Music
You should expect to be uplifted, transformed, challenged, inspired, and filled with different expressions and interpretations of the word of God. You should expect a warm and welcoming, intergenerational community of faith that strives to be disciples of Christ in an ever-changing world.
The music in worship draws from all genres (styles) from more harmonic based music such as Bach and traditional hymns and choral anthems (sometimes offered with different instrumentation) to songs heard in “secular” settings by Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice and Dave Brubeck to newer songs from Christian record labeled artists and music from the global church. Ensembles at ORPC include a children’s choirs, a bell choir, an all men’s vocal ensemble and a great group of singers and instrumentalists that make up our week to week music for worship ensemble.
Images of sacred and secular art and photography are projected during different times of the service that parallel the scripture and theme. Knowing that people have differences in learning, images are used particularly during the reading of scripture.
The liturgy used in worship primarily comes from the PCUSA Book of Common Worship as well as other worship resources. The prayers are sometimes original and sometimes borrowed. The music for worship is primarily drawn from our 1990 Presbyterian Hymnal, the 2013 Glory to God Hymnal, songs from CCLI Song Select, Worship and Rejoice Hymnal, Sing! A New Creation, selections from GIA Publications of the global church and Choral Anthems selected from the early 16th century to present day.
WHAT IS "REFORMED" WORSHIP?
Reformed worship is God-centered, a divine-human conversation, personal, formed by the presence of Christ in both word and sacrament, “home grown” and nourished in the rich soil of the whole church. Reformed worship follows a biblical pattern of sin, salvation, and service; embraces both form and freedom; is biblical; is missional; nurtures both head and heart.