At Oak Hills, worship is the engine of all that we do. Each Sunday, we gather as a community seeking a fresh vision of Christ and his kingdom. As we learn from scripture, as we offer up prayers and praise, as we open our hearts to God’s spirit, Christ meets us, reminding us who he is and who we are in him. Worship is our highest calling, and as we worship, we are shaped to go out and be Christ’s hands and feet in the world.
Here are some basics to help you join in:
During the school year (September through June) we have two Sunday morning worship services:
9:15 am: worship in a contemporary style, led by our praise team. During this service, children (through 5th grade) are invited up front to participate in a children’s sermon, after which they are dismissed for Sunday school.
11:00 am: worship in a traditional style, led by our chancel choir and organist, and incorporating the great hymns of the faith.
10 am: In the summer (June-August) we share in one, blended worship service. This service includes a time for children, a breadth of musical styles, and a chance for our congregation to unite as one body in worship.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I’m new, where do I start?
As you enter our doors, you will be greeted by an usher. New visitors will receive a small gift bag with information and a copy of the scriptures. Ushers are ready to answer any questions you may have and direct you to a seat if needed. Our facility is fully handicap-accessible, and we provide drawing materials for wiggly kids. We also have hearing-assist devices for the hearing impaired. A cry room for fussy babies is conveniently located adjacent to our sanctuary so the worship service can be heard and seen by parents attending to their child. Whatever your particular needs may be, direct them to an usher or greeter and we’ll be glad to help – we want you to feel at home!
What should I wear?
Anything you feel comfortable wearing.
Why is the service outlined in the bulletin?
In the bible, worship is viewed as a holy and vital activity, to be approached with purpose and care. Our rhythm of worship includes responsive prayers and scriptures, a time for confession and assurance of forgiveness, a moment for community greeting, and shared participation in the Lord’s supper – all elements that remind us what worship is about, and enable us to share in it together!
Should I take communion?
If you are a baptized Christian, yes! If you are drawn to Christ and eager to put your trust in him, yes! If you have not yet taken a step of faith, or feel pressured to share the meal without really knowing what it means, we encourage you to first check in with a pastor or an elder, to make sure you understand the significance of this gift before you receive it.
Is there food?
Yes! We have a dedicated hospitality team who provide refreshments and coffee each Sunday. We invite you to stick around following worship, to share food and conversation. We are a friendly church and we’d love to get to know you!
Is the sermon recorded so I can listen if I miss church? Yes, please click here.