Christians call Sunday, the first day of the week, the Lord’s Day. Worshipping God on the Lord’s Day is one of the ways in which we put God first in our lives. Worshipping with others on the Lord’s Day also reminds us that a congregation is a community of people, not just an organization that dispenses religious goods and services. The congregation of the First Reformed Church of Scotia gathers at two different times for worship on the Lord’s Day.
We invite you to worship with us at 10:00 a.m. Sundays Worship is a service of praise, confession, forgiveness, proclamation and prayer. Music always supports our worship of God, and we use a variety — ancient, not-so-ancient, and modern.
We also invite you to worship with us at 8:00 a.m. Sunday. Worship at this time is a smaller gathering of people than at 10 a.m. at least for now. It is also a quieter gathering. Some of our 8:00 a.m. worshipers come early and use the quiet before the service as a time to be in the presence of God in a sacred space. You may, too. The service itself, like the one at 10:00 a.m., is full of praise, confession, forgiveness, proclamation and prayer. It is a shorter service than the one at 10:00 a.m. because there is less singing. Most often worship is finished by 8:45 a.m.
In July and August our 8:00 a.m. service is outdoors on the brick plaza in front of the sanctuary whenever the weather permits. Worshipers dress casually and most bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Others sit on the church steps.
We invite you to join us for worship soon. Practice the discipline of putting God first in your life by setting aside time on the Lord’s Day to gather with others for worship.