What to Expect

Welcome

As you are visiting, we want to let you know some of the things that will be taking place during worship. As always, if you have any questions, please ask.  We want you to feel comfortable, and if there is any way we can assist you, please let us know.  The bathrooms are located to the left off the hall when you exit the auditorium.  There is also a room across from the bathrooms that you can use as a changing room, or a place you can sit with a fussy child.

Singing

We want to encourage you to join us as we worship together in song to God.  You will find song books located in each row on the back of the pew in front of you.  The song leader will announce the song number and the numbers will be posted on the board to the left up front.  Don’t feel self conscious about your singing, just open your mouth and praise God!  He doesn’t care how it sounds; He just wants you to express your heart to Him.

Prayer

There will be several prayers during the worship period.  During prayers, we usually stand or sit quietly with our heads bowed while the prayer is spoken for the assembly.  If you have a prayer request please inform us before or after worship and we will be happy to include your request in our prayers.

Offering

Sometime during the worship there will be an offering.  This is a time for members of the Leominster Church of Christ to give support to the work of this congregation.  Please feel comfortable just passing the collection tray to the next person without making a gift, or make a gift if you prefer.

Communion

Communion is offered each Sunday and Christians are invited to participate in this act of faith.  A prayer will be offered for the bread, then a plate of unleavened bread will be passed among those present.  Each participant breaks off a small piece of bread, reminding them of the body of Christ, then passes the plate.  Following another prayer the grape juice will be passed, representing the blood of Christ shed on the cross for us.  Each participant takes a cup, drinks from it, returns it to the tray and then passes to the next person.  During this time the congregation sits quietly and meditates on the meaning of what Christ has done on our behalf.  If you don’t wish to participate in communion, please feel free just to pass the trays on when they come to you.

Preaching

Usually, a part of each worship period will be devoted to preaching the Bible.  We strive to make these sermons interesting and relevant to the lives of those attending.  At the end of the sermon an invitation may be extended.  This will be a time when people may come forward to express any need they have for the special attention of the congregation.  There may be no response, or some may ask for prayers for a special need in their lives. This is also a time when people may come forward and confess their faith and are baptized in Christ to become a Christian.

If there is something that was taught in the message that you feel is not right according to God’s word, please talk with us.  We as the body of Christ only want to teach and preach that which is true according to the Bible.