What to Expect

At Calvary, you’ll find people who delight in worshiping God and encouraging one another. We make up a wide range of ages including infants to the elderly. We all enjoy time together for our fellowship meal after morning worship several times a year.  We’d love to have you join us!

What will the worship service be like?

To get a sense of the order of our typical service, look at a Sample Bulletin for Worship.

How long are the worship services?

Morning worship at Calvary runs between 60 and 80 minutes.  The evening service on average is typically 60 minutes.

What will the music be like?

Our congregational singing during worship is accompanied by piano.  We also have a choir that sings, on average, once a month during the morning service.

We use the red Trinity Hymnal as our primary source for song in worship and sometimes we supplement these with other carefully selected songs and hymns.

Our goal is to worship God both reverently and joyfully. Psalm 100:1-2 says, “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” Hebrews 12:28 calls us to “offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” Since we are coming before the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and the Holy God of all, we come with respect for who he is and what he desires. At the same time, God has given us great reason to come with gladness and joyful song because of his amazing love and grace to us in Jesus Christ.

What are the sermons like?

We view our worship as a time of communion, a coming together as God’s people to meet with God himself.  We speak to him in prayer and praise, while he speaks to us through his Word, the Bible.  We listen carefully and eagerly as portions of the Bible are read and then explained through the sermon.  As the Westminster Shorter Catechism puts it, the chief purpose of human existence is “to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” The sermon helps us to understand what we need to know and to do to glorify and to enjoy God.