The man who had been blind said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him. John 9:38
How marvelous it is that when we most delight in God, God is most glorified, and we are most human. We want to live lives that revel in, reverence, enjoy, praise, celebrate, glorify, honor, and thank our God. We ask God to increase our passion for worship—knowing that as we grow in worship, we step into deeper joy, and become more honestly alive.
Glad to have a designated “worship time” each week, we also want our entire life to be worship. In the words of Romans 12:1, as brothers and sisters, by God’s mercy, we want to present our bodies to God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is our spiritual worship. In some sense, “worship” is our one goal, and our other commitments seek to be expressions of worship.
Here are some of the corporate and individual commitments that seek to bring our entire lives into devotion to our God:
- A weekly gathering in which we primarily seek to celebrate, realize, and praise, the wonder, greatness, and love of our God.
- Individual and group times in which thorough practices such as prayer, thanksgiving, meditation, contemplation, and song, we seek to adore and deepen our understanding of God.
- The development of personal attitudes of praise and thanksgiving.
- A commitment to cross-bearing sacrifice, especially for others, in imitation of Christ, as a way of worship.
Joining Us in Worship
Worship is the definitive response of a people to their God.
Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs to the Lord.
The Lord is God, the mighty God, the great king over all the gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the highest mountains as well. He made the sea; it belongs to him, the dry land too, for it was formed by his hands.
Come, then, let us bow down and worship, bending the knee before the Lord, our maker. For he is our God and we are his people, the flock he shepherds. —from Psalm 95
We gather for worship every Sunday afternoon. Our worship service always includes a meal, as we consider our “table fellowship””together to be part of the sacrament of communion. Our worship space is also the living room and dining room of our “Florida House,” so it takes on an informal character. Informal though it may be, we take our worship seriously and believe God does too.
Visitors are welcome. It would be wise to call or email us before you come, in case we have an odd schedule that week. We meet at 4:30 p.m. at 1129 Florida St. (between 23rd and 24th Streets) in the Mission District. It is a yellow-beige house and the front gate will be open. Come on up the stairs and be welcomed.