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Worship@First

Sundays at 9:30am & 5:00pm
Worship at First Cutlerville Christian Reformed Church
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.  Psalm 95:6
 
The word worship is related to the words worth and worthy. In worship we acknowledge that the Triune God is worthy of our reverence, praise, devotion, and dependence, because he is our Creator, our Redeemer, and our Sustainer. We view all of life as worship; but we also believe public, corporate worship is important for spiritual growth.
 
Our worship takes the form of a dialogue between God
and his people; God calls us to worship, and we
respond in praise.
 
What should I wear?
We believe that God is more concerned with our hearts than how we look, so come dressed respectfully but also comfortably. Whether that’s a suit and tie, or jeans and a t-shirt, just bring yourself and we look forward to meeting you.
 
What can I expect in worship?
Length: Each worship service will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
 
Preaching: Our worship services include a message from the Bible because we believe that God’s truth
          is the catalyst for spiritual growth and shapes everyday living.
 
Music: We believe that hymns, modern praise songs, and everything in between, have the ability to help
us enter God’s presence, offer God praise, and be encouraged for our daily walk with Jesus. When selecting songs for a specific Sunday, our worship coordinators take into account the season of Jesus’ life that we are celebrating as well as the theme of the sermon; this leads to a selection of music that is fitting and unique to each Sunday. Our songs are typically accompanied by praise teams. Because some weeks might favor one type of music over another, we hope that you will visit more than once to get a true sense of our worship style.
 
Participation: We seek to be intergenerational in our worship, encouraging all ages to participate in a
variety of ways. If you are interested in participating in Sunday morning worship we invite you to reach out to our staff as we would love to get you involved.
 
Visual Arts: As we journey each year through the life of Jesus, from his birth at Christmas, to his death
         and resurrection at Easter, we often display colors and symbols that are representative of the
         different seasons of his life.
 
What about my kids?
Children of all ages are always welcome in our worship services. However, because we know it can be a lot of work to keep younger kids occupied, we also offer programs especially for them.
 
During the morning service, we provide Nursery for infants and toddlers, and a Little Lambs class for ages 2 & 3. Our nursery located near the Worship Center and the Little Lambs room is down the hall past the Worship Center. Both have leaders ready to check your children in before the service. Children’s Worship meets during the school year for children ages 4 – Kindergarten. Children sit with the congregation for the first part of the worship service and then are met at the back of the church to be led to their classroom. During the summer months, kids’ activity bags, called Busy Bags are available at the back of the worship center.
 
Youth activities happen after the Sunday evening services. Meeting to eat, study God's Word, and attend planned outtings are some of the events planned for the Middle School Youth Group, grades 6-8, and the High School Youth Group, grades 9-12.
 
What happens after the service?
We want to continue to provide care for anyone with a need, burden, praise or thanksgiving so we invite you to pray with our prayer team at the front of the Worship Center.
 
We hope you’ll join us for coffee, cookies, and conversation in the lobby outside the Worship Center. We’re excited to get to know you!
 
From September through April, Sunday School and Catechism classes are held during this time for our youth from Kindergarten through Grade 12.