Three basic rhythms characterize our gathered worship: Praise, Renewal, and Response. These rhythms are present in all our services, and they should also characterize the rest of our lives. In this way, our worship services also train and shape us as Christians.
The best way to get a sense of gathered worship at New City is to join us on Sundays at 10:30 am at 601 W. Colfax, South Bend. God promises to meet us there, feed us with His Word and at His Table, fill us with His Spirit, and empower us to love and serve our neighbors.
God calls us to worship Him by His Word. So we read some Scripture where God invites us into His presence, and sing several songs that focus on who God is and what He has done.
When we encounter God in His glory and holiness, it’s exciting, but it’s also sobering. We become aware of our faults, sins, and brokenness. The grace of the gospel gives us freedom to fully own our sin, confess it in prayer, and receive assurance of God’s pardon. We then receive God’s Word as it’s preached and then applied by the Spirit.
Having heard the Word preached, we respond by celebrating Communion together, declaring our unity in Christ and with the rest of the Church, singing and praying, sacrificially giving of our finances, and then receiving God’s Word of blessing and benediction.
View sermons by our lead pastor, Dr. Luke Potter.