Worship

worship"O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!" (Psalm 95:6)
"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." (Matthew 18:20)

The intention of worship in the Christian church is to become more and more like Christ in our person - both inwardly and outwardly. (Ephesians 4: 15) Inwardly, as we depend on God the Father for our very life and welfare and as Christ's character is formed within us. Outwardly, as we live the characteristics of Christ, in compassion toward our fellow human beings, being a path to reconciliation and peace, and through the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22).

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, identified many different avenues through which we grow into Christ's likeness: Study of the Word (through hearing and reading); Prayer (corporate and personal); Worshiping together as a body of Christ; Fasting; Gathering together for study, support, and accountability; Participating in the "means of grace", communion (Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, John 13) and baptism, (Matthew 3, Mark 1, Luke 3, John 3), as instituted by Christ as found in scripture. And by serving your fellow human. (Matthew 25: 31- 46)

Wesley Chapel UMC holds two services on Sunday mornings:

There are a number of special services held each year which include, but not limited to, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve.

  • 8:45 a.m. Traditional Service
    The service at 8:45 is a traditional Methodist service. Music is led by Wesley Chapel's Chancel Choir and consists of hymns and songs from the United Methodist hymnal.
  • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service
    In the Contemporary service, music is led by Wesley Chapel's Praise Band and consists of contemporary Christian music. This service is casual (please dress appropriate casual for church).

Holy Communion is usually celebrated the first Sunday of each month, the partaking of this Sacrament is open to all, we only ask that a person be truly repentant when it is offered to them.

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