Weekly Guides to Worshiping at Home
Jewish households begin worship every Sabbath at home around the family’s table. Jesus being Jewish would have had a robust practice of worship at home. Since our gathered worship in the sanctuary is suspended to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, you are invited to continue the worship of God in your home.
Each Sunday a home worship guide is posted on our blog. The guides are based on our regular weekly worship. They are not obligations, but suggestions. Follow them or amend them as needed. Our Baptist tradition believes in the “priesthood of believers” meaning every believer is able to lead worship. Here are some suggestions to adapt home worship guides to your family.
+Designate a space for worship. A table is a good place because it is a safe place for candles and limits distractions.
+Set out one or two candles to represent the presence of God.
+If you want to celebrate communion, pour a cup for each person and have something to eat for each.
Home worship will be more brief than corporate worship in the sanctuary. Involve all the people at your home in the worship time who are able. Singing and/or making a joyful noise to the Lord is encouraged. Read the scriptures for the day and follow it with conversation and discussion. Allow questions and comments to follow as the Spirit leads knowing that you don’t have to know all the answers. The goal of reading scripture is to learn more about God.
May the peace of Christ be with us!