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                                                                  A guide to church services
But worship is not just something we do in church and on Sundays. It’s about the whole of our life: we show our love for God and our worship of him by the way we live. To be real worshippers, we must open ourselves to God’s love and trust him in every part of our lives. We can then become more fully the people God wants us to be. Worship will then be more about who we are than about what we do.
Today there are many branches of the Christian Church, each with its own traditions and styles of worship. Most churches have recognised ‘services’ which they hold regularly.
There are two services, though, which are common to almost all Christians. These are the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. Both were commanded by Jesus himself. St Matthew records Jesus saying ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28: 19). And so Baptism, whether for a baby whose parents promise to bring him / her up as a Christian, or for an adult who has come to faith, is the sign of the new life God offers us in Jesus, and of entry into the Christian Church.
For those of us who sing in choirs, it’s always helpful to remember that when we worship, we do it first of all for God. We also help lead the worship of the congregation, of course, but our worship is offered
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