Worship


At Harbour we see worship as a necessary part of a healthy Christian life.  Worship is when we choose to acknowledge and declare God’s glory as well as express our gratitude for his work in our lives.  Each Sunday morning we seek to create an opportunity for people to gather together to encounter and worship Jesus in dynamic and creative ways.  We seek to do this through singing, prayer, drama, life stories, spiritual reflection, Scripture and preaching.  You are invited not only to join us at a service Sunday at 10am but to also participate with us in worshiping the one who created the universe, forgives sin and changes lives!  Worship is for God alone and he is the audience, the rest of us are the choir.  So come on out this Sunday and be part of the choir.Look Up

At Harbour we see biblical worship as a necessary part of a healthy Christian life.  Worship is not about us and what we want or like, it is all about God and about what he wants and deserves.  Worship is when we choose to acknowledge and declare God’s glory as well as express our gratitude for his work in our lives. Each Sunday morning we seek to create an opportunity for people to gather together to encounter and worship Jesus in dynamic and creative ways. We do this through singing, prayer, drama, life stories, spiritual reflection, Scripture and preaching.  We believe that each service should have many different ways in which you can participate not simply spectate!

1 Chronicles 16:9 invites us to ‘worship God in the splendor of his holiness.’  We take this privilege of worship very seriously as to not presume upon God.  Our God is holy, sacred and completely set apart.  This truth demands that our worship should neither be careless or insincere.  Our desire at Harbour is to provide a special opportunity each week for followers of Christ to gather and offer thoughtful and sincere offerings of praise to God.

It should be noted that as much as we desire a powerful worship encounter each Sunday morning as we gather together, Romans 12:1 reminds us that we should offer ourselves a ‘living sacrifice, holy and pleasing unto God – this is your spiritual act of worship.’  This demands that worship is a way of life not simply a Sunday morning activity.  Our faithful obedience and daily walk with God allows the Sunday morning worship experience to come alive as you are not just celebrating God and his salvation story but through Christ you are telling your own story!

One of the exciting ways in which we celebrate God’s story becoming ours is through baptism.  This worship event is an opportunity for a person to declare publicly that through the work of Jesus on the cross our sins have been forgiven and we have entered into a new Spirit filled life!  Baptism is a wonderful re-enactment of the death of Christ (as the person is laid back into the water) and the resurrection of Christ (as they emerge from out of the water).  It allows us to see God’s salvation story in action and compels us to worship Jesus the ‘author and perfecter’ (Hebrews 12:2) of our salvation story.

Another significant way we worship God at Harbour is through the Lord’s Table.  Much like baptism, the Lord’s Table is a celebration of God’s salvation story through the work of Jesus on the cross.  When we eat this simple meal our soul is nourished for living the Christian life.  The bread, which represents the body of Christ and the grape juice, which represents his blood, force us to consider the incredible price that was paid for the forgiveness of our sins.  We do not simply remember the death of Jesus however, we also look to the future at the promise that our risen Savior will return one day.  The past and future of the Lord’s Table allows us to live in the present with great hope and gratitude.

We also put a lot of emphasis on the importance of not only worshiping individually but also worshiping together.  Part of being a church means being in community and the very act of passionately worshiping together is a wonderful act of Christian unity in itself.  We would like to invite you to join us at 10 am this Sunday and participate with us in worshiping the one who created the universe, forgives sin and changes lives!  Worship is for God alone and he is the audience, the rest of us are the choir. So come on out this Sunday and be part of the choir.