Worship

What is a service of worship like
at The Cathedral Christ the King?

Our worship, first of all, is directed to God, and not to man. Each Lord’s Day, we assemble together to present ourselves to God and worship Him. Our songs, our prayers, and our actions are, for the most part, directed to Him. He is the audience, not us. Every act of worship and every symbol is intentional and has its foundation in the worship of the Tabernacle, the Temple, or the Early Church, and/or in the worship of Heaven.

The Processional announces that the King is here! The incense, used in the later service, while being a commanded act of worship in itself (Mal. 1:11), reminds us that our prayers are heard in heaven (Rev. 5:8) and that God’s presence is here. We also cense that which is to be set apart as holy unto the Lord, including God’s people. The candles represent Christ, fully God and fully man, as the light of the world, and the cross reminds us that we have access to God only through the blood of Jesus. You will see people bow their heads as the cross passes and at the mention of the name of Jesus, remembering that “at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” The robes (albs) worn by the ministers and servers are white (Rev. 7:9) to remind us that our own “righteousness is as filthy rags,” and that we may only come to God clothed in “the righteousness of Christ.”

An announcement of the Kingdom of God will be made, we will confess our individual and corporate sins, receive His forgiveness, celebrate His love, read and hear His Word (with the Gospel being brought to the people), receive the preaching of the Word, and declare together the historic faith of the Church. We will offer prayers, share the peace of Christ with those around us, bring our gifts (the tithes and offerings, Mal. 3:8-12) to Him, join together in joyful praise and worship (Rev. 5, 7; Psa. 150), and gather at the Table of the Lord where we receive the mystery of the Body and Blood of Christ (John 6:31-58). During the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, special prayers will be offered for the sick and others (James 5:13-16) and, during the services, gifts of the Spirit may operate (1 Cor. 12, 14).

Our service concludes with the blessing of the people (with the sign of the cross, marking us as Christ’s own), a song of commitment or celebration , and the carrying out of the cross and the candles into the world to share Christ and proclaim His Gospel. Our worship is biblical, historic, charismatic, sacramental, liturgical, and evangelical.

Feel free to ask questions about any aspect of our services. We invite you to join with us as we present ourselves to the King of Kings!

What is Convergence Worship?