If you have not worshipped with a Church of Christ before, or with the Port Townsend Church of
Christ in particular, here is some information to familiarize you with our Sunday worship service.
Our style of worship is simple, patterned after the examples and teachings of the earliest Christians
in the New Testament.
It typically lasts from one hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.
Feel free to sit anywhere; there are no assigned seats.
If you feel comfortable doing so, please fill out the brief attendance card when it is passed your way
during the service so that we might have the chance to get to know you better.
The Singing. You will notice that our worship in song is without instrumental accompaniment. We
believe that acappella congregational singing both enhances our personal involvement in the
worship, and conforms to the New Testament example (acappella literally means “in the manner of
the church,” or “as in the chapel”).
The Lord’s Supper (Communion). We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. Jesus established
the practice of sharing the bread and the cup so Christians might weekly remember the sacrifice of
his body and blood to make a new covenant with God possible for us. We leave to each person the
decision to participate in the Supper.
The Offering. Typically following the Lord’s Supper, we provide an opportunity to make an offering.
This is the means by which our members make their weekly contributions in support of our
ministries. Occasionally, we will also take a collection for special needs in our community or
throughout the world. As our guest you are welcome to but not expected to make a donation.
The Sermon. The sermon is the time when the “good news” of God’s love and Jesus’ redemptive
life is proclaimed and applied to our lives today. We hope you will find it encouraging, relevant and
Bible-based. At the close of most sermons, we identify one of the serving men of our church to be
available to respond to anyone’s personal needs—a prayer concern, the desire to be baptized, an
intention to recommit one’s life to the Lord, or other spiritual needs.
About Us What to expect in our worship
Port Townsend Church of Christ
|"YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD...
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE
YOUR GOOD DEEDS AND PRAISE YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN."
(Matthew 5:14-16 NIV)