Worship and Sermons
Worship is our way of lifting praise to our God for all that He has done for us. But, as we do so, we also receive from God the blessing of His Spirit and His Word.
At GTD, worship will be experienced with a definite contemporary feel. Our worship service is very relaxed and informal -- and most of the music is contemporary. Sometimes, we will sing/listen to an older hymn, but mostly it is contemporary music.
Music is important to us in worship. It is one way that we can express the joy and thanksgiving that we feel toward our God. "Personally, I don't sing very well, but I love to sing praises to God -- so I sing loud and hope for the grace of those around me." (Pastor Ceri)
While some may like more traditional hymns and some will feel that we need more music, our hope is that we can all be tolerant and accepting of others' taste in music and realize that the bottom line is that we are all praising and worshiping God -- and that is the most important part.
We will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion each time we worship. As we move forward, we will be looking to our church family to participate in worship by reading Scripture, assisting with communion, and any other ways that are appropriate to our congregation.
Given our current world situation, it is not possible for us to worship in person. In light of that, we Facebook Live our worship. While we are not able to stream music because of our licensing, we can stream the rest of our service. You can watch live at about 10:00 a.m. on Sundays or watch later, whichever is most convenient for you. Our messages can also be accessed below.
During Holy Week, we will be having two special services ... one on Maundy Thursday (April 9) at about 7:00 p.m. and the other on Good Friday (April 10) at about 7:00 p.m. The Maundy Thursday service will be streamed and will include communion. (See Facebook and the Newsletter for particulars.) The Good Friday service is a Tenebrae and will be streamed in its entirety.