“To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.” – Martin Luther
“Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped.” – Jack Hayford
The sixteenth-century Protestant reformer, Martin Luther, expresses a truth about worship with other brothers and sisters in Christ: It is “necessary to the Christian life.” None of us is a spiritual Lone Ranger. California pastor Jack Hayford identifies one of the chief reasons why worship is necessary for Christians: It changes us into the image of Christ. The weekly rhythm of worship gradually molds us more and more into Christ’s image by (re) focusing our hearts on Him, by challenging how we see the world and our role in it, and by reminding us of how God would have us live. In addition, the prayers renew and redirect us, and the music and hymns imprint the Gospel message on our souls.
A WARM WELCOME TO JOIN US IN WORSHIP!
We worship Sundays at 11:00 AM and at special services at other times of the year. (NOTE: Worship is at 10:00 AM and Sunday School is at 9:00 AM from the Sunday before Memorial Day through the Sunday before Labor Day.)
WELCOME means ALL! Bring family, friends, and neighbors. Each service includes a “Word with the Children,” and there are children’s bulletins and crayons, as well as a room for any who need to leave the service with a child but would still like to listen to the service.
WELCOME means COMFORTABLE! Put on your Sunday “best” or dress casually. We want you to be comfortable as you worship the Lord with us.
Our sanctuary front doors face East Main Street. Parking is available along East Main Street; along Market Street (next to the church); in Roanoke College-marked lots across Market Street; and in our own lot at the corner of Market Street and Clay Street. If you park in that latter lot, you can enter the church’s back entrance off Clay Street.
Reserved accessibility parking spaces are clearly marked with large orange cones along Market Street (next to the church) and in our own lot at the corner of Market Street and Clay Street. The church is wheelchair accessible at both of our Market Street entrances.
If you have any questions or need assistance on Sundays, greeters at each of our entrances can help you.
A Google map to the church is available on this website by clicking on the “MAP AND CONTACT FORM” tab under “CONTACT US.”