Celebrating the salvation God provides, we respond with Prayer, Offering and Song.
Congregational prayer is our conversation with God. Together, we acknowledge God as the source of all
wisdom for every question, power for our deepest needs, and grace to change us.
“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6
All through the Bible, God’s people worship Him through offering to Him a portion
of what they have received from Him. We have been loved generously to live generously.
We seek to live every area of our life as an offering to God, including our time, our talents, and our treasure.
“Taking the offering” at church is not just about paying the bills; it is a joyful
opportunity for us to join in God’s work, here and around the world.
“Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering
to the Lord with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.” 1 Chronicles 29:9
God has given us many ways to celebrate Him, but when we come together,
we worship Him with singing. God has given us songs for sorrow, joy, hope, and longing.
So we come before Him with song.
“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise
his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
At Harvest, we do this through heartfelt voices singing words that are ancient,
that are new, that teach us, that transport us. We sing in community, hearing each other,
leading each other, worshiping together.
“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” – Martin Luther