How We Worship
At Colleyville, one of the things that is immediately noticeable about our worship service is that we follow a carefully structured order of worship full of hymns, responsive Scripture readings, written prayers and historic creeds. We believe that every church, whether it acknowledges it or not, has a pattern for its worship, and we desire our worship to be intentional, joyful, full of scriptural content, and consistent with the common Christian practices of worship that go back to the earliest days of the church.
Our Worship begins at 11am every Sunday morning with a word of greeting and announcements from our pastor. After this we are invited to enter into a brief period of silent preparation for worship, after which our pastor calls us into worship with an appropriate text of Scripture. Then we are called into worship we stand and sing the opening hymn, which often emphasizes God’s glory, holiness and love. Following the opening hymn, our pastor welcomes us into God’s holy presence and invites us to confess our sins to God, using a corporate prayer of confession and also pausing for silent reflection. After confessing our sins, our pastor, by Christ’s own authority, reminds us of the forgiveness of our sins in the death and resurrection of Jesus, and we sing the doxology to thank God again for the gift of our peace with him.