9:00 a.m. The Lord's Table Meeting--Lord's Supper, Giving, Prayer
10:15 a.m. Teaching Hour
11:15 a.m. Adult Electives, Sunday School & Fellowship Break
At 10:15 we have Bible teaching in the auditorium for the entire congregation. A nursery for toddlers and infants is available, and classroom instruction is available for two & three-year-olds
At 11:15 K4-12th grade have their Sunday School classes, while the adults have a 60-minute time for an Adult Elective or a Fellowship Break The Adult Fellowship is for the purposes of getting to know and encourage one another, using the Library, attending an organizational meeting or missions update, gathering for prayer, or taking an Adult Elective class. Our Visitor Greeting desk, in the foyer, has maps of our building as well as greeters who will gladly answer your questions.
Prayer Group Parlor 11:40 a.m.
These services express our commitment to devote ourselves to “the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, and to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 11:17, 20; 1 Corinthians 14:27-33; and Hebrews 10:25). Our Welcome Desk, in the Foyer, has maps of our building and Greeters who will gladly answer your questions.
We begin the morning at 9:00 a.m. with our Worship Meeting, which we consider to be the most important meeting of the church. Nursery and classroom instruction are available for infants to three-year-olds that extend throughout the morning. During the instrumental prelude, you will find a section on the inside cover of the bulletin to stimulate your worship, which may be meaningful in your silent prayer, meditation, and worship. We have 15 minutes of praise and worship in song, followed by some opening remarks. The Lord’s Supper (Communion), Offering, plus Prayer and Sharing are the three main components of our Worship Meeting. The Worship Meeting concludes with the recognition of our visitors.
Each believer has the privilege and responsibility to worship God in the gathering of the church. Young men as well as older men are encouraged to prepare to share, leading publicly in praise, adoration, thanksgiving, and supplication directly to God, as the Holy Spirit directs. It is appropriate for women to participate privately along with the majority of the men who will not be publicly sharing in a particular meeting (1 Corinthians 14:26, 31-35).
The Lord’s Supper is the central focus of our weekly Worship Meeting. It is our remembrance of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and shed blood for the forgiveness of our sins. The praise, psalms, songs, and prayers should all flow naturally toward making the celebration of the Lord’s Supper more meaningful.
Although only believers in the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ should take part in Communion, there is no requirement that you be a regular attendee at CBC to participate in this remembrance service. Care, however, should be taken by each participant to insure that Communion is observed with the reverence and dignity which our Lord’s sacrifice for us requires. Because of this, we encourage self-examination before partaking of the Lord’s Supper, and we hold the elements and partake together in a demonstration of unity.
Giving is both fellowship with other believers in supporting the Lord’s work and an expression of worship as we acknowledge God as the source and true owner of all our possessions. It is an opportunity for us, as believers, to express our faith in God to multiply the gift in its use and provide for our needs.
The final portion of our Worship Meeting focuses on Prayer and Sharing. Scripture instructs us to pray for many things, such as the coming of Christ and God’s kingdom, our daily provision, pardon, and protection. We should also pray for spiritual growth, missionaries, leaders, government, and for boldness to witness. The Bible teaches, “We have not because we do not ask.” We should identify what God desires and has promised to provide, and be diligent to ask Him for it. Sharing may include testimonies, teaching which will edify the body, encouragement, and singing, as well as prayer requests, praise and thanksgiving to God.
Following the Worship Meeting, at 10:15 a.m., 4 years - 12th grade have their Sunday School classes, More than a coffee break, the Adult Fellowship is for the purposes of getting to know and encourage one another, using the Library, attending an organizational meeting or missions update, gathering for prayer, or taking a teaching elective class. Our Welcome Desk, in the Foyer, has maps of our building and Greeters who will gladly answer your questions.
At 11:15 a.m. for approximately one hour, we have Bible teaching in the auditorium for the entire congregation. A nursery for toddlers and infants is available, and classroom instruction is available for two & three-year-olds. In consideration to those ministering to our children, we ask that children be picked up promptly from the nursery after the teaching hour.
Ministry Groups are an essential part of CBC’s ministry, and all members of CBC are encouraged to become part of a Ministry Group. These groups are for the purposes of fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and ministering to others in a small group setting. Dates and meeting places are shown in the bulletin each week.