OUR WORSHIP SERVICE Our worship service description. Each Lord’s Day God’s people are called into His presence, to worship Him in Spirit and truth. Because of Christ’s work on our behalf, we can come before Him, singing and praying with joy, reverence, and godly fear. After the call to worship, we confess our sins, confess our faith, hear God’s word read, listen to the sermon, receive the tithes and offerings, receive communion, and are commissioned to go out into the world and share God’s blessings. These are some of the Psalms and hymns we sing (CHRIST CHURCH MUSIC LIBRARY) SERMONS We don’t listen to preaching because it makes us feel good, or because it is beautiful to hear. We listen to preaching because it is the declaration of our fall in Adam, the results of that fall (death), the promise of a Savior who would come, Jesus’ taking the penalty of our sin on Himself, and His defeating the powers of darkness in His death, burial, and resurrection. We listen to preaching because it is the exposition and application of God’s word to His people; it convicts us of our sin, and points to our only hope, the grace of God given to us through Jesus Christ. We listen to preaching because it is how God works in the hearts of His people. OUR SERMON ARCHIVE CHILDREN But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14 At Valley Covenant, you will hear the sound of little children in worship. We do have a place available to take infants and toddlers during the sermon, but we encourage parents to keep their children in worship as much as possible. We want our children to worship with us, because this is where we meet with God. We want our children to know the joy of a relationship with God; we want them to learn how to sing, pray, listen, and commune together with the Triune God. Covenant children are a heritage from the Lord and we are training them to stand up to God’s enemies (Psalm 127:3-5). If you would like more details on our perspective on children, here's an essay by Dr. Robert Rayburn.