“The worship of God is… the true believer’s most important activity…” -Dr. Robert Rayburn-
Corporate worship is central to Boyce Memorial’s life and ministry. Our primary concern in worship is to worship God in a manner that pleases Him. We are committed to the regulative principle – that is the understanding that, since the Holy Scriptures are the only infallible rule of faith and practice, the principles of public worship must be derived from the Bible, and from no other source.
Not only are we to worship God only as He has prescribed in the Scriptures, but He is to be the sole focus of our worship – in other words, God is the audience. As His covenant family, we gather together to praise and glorify Him. Our primary purpose in worship is to give to God, rather than to receive from Him. Yet in giving, we ourselves are fed by Him and receive His grace and blessing!
In an effort to emphasize the transcendent nature and corporate aspect of worship, we make use of the Creeds, the Lord’s Prayer, the Doxology, and unison prayers in our worship. Expository preaching of God’s Word is central to each worship service because the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of what we are to believe and how we are to live.
Music is selected to help us verbalize our praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. Musically, we include the Psalms of Scripture set to music from the ARP Psalter, the great hymns of the faith from the Trinity Hymnal, along with selections from the ARP Bible Song Book. Our music must meet the standards of doctrine and theological richness of our Reformed heritage; therefore, our music is stylistically varied, but doctrinally unified. Accompaniment includes organ and piano, as well as occasional other accompaniment.
The best way to find out about worship at Boyce Memorial is to visit us and experience it for yourself. We welcome visitors each week as we reach out to this area with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our members and attenders represent differing backgrounds and various age groups. When you visit, don’t hesitate to ask a greeter or anyone else for help if you have any questions or special needs.
The stated times that we regularly gather for worship and to be with the body are below:
Sunday School: 8:45am
Sunday Fellowship Time: 9:30am
Sunday Morning Worship: 10:00am
Sunday Evening Worship: 5:00pm
There are other opportunities when we gather for fellowship and study, and we announce those in our weekly bulletin or monthly newsletter.