FAQ about Worship
Where to Sit?
Feel free to sit wherever you'd like, whether the front or the back. If you need assistance an usher will help you.
What to Wear?
Come as you are. We aren't worried about what you're wearing.
What about the Kids?
Kids of all ages are welcome at Risen Savior. We encourage kids and their parents to grow in faith together as they hear God's word and sing his praise. The pastor delivers a special children's message right before the sermon each and every week. The last Sunday of the month is our Family Service where families are encouraged to worship together. The other Sundays of the month we offer an optional kids church where children ages 4-9 may be excused after the children's message for activities just for them. And if the babies and toddlers get restless (as they often do) we have a nursery located in the back of the church.
What is the Pastor Wearing?
The pastor wears a robe, called an alb, which is designed to cover the pastor's body and clothing, taking the focus off the pastor and reminding worshipers that he is a representative of God. The white alb robe also reminds us of the robe of righteousness that Christ has wrapped around us.
The colored cloth over his shoulders is called a stole. It is a historical symbol of the pastoral ministry and a reminder to the pastor and the congregation of the yoke of humble service that God has placed upon his shoulders. The color of the stole changes with each season of the church year.
What are the Benefits of Liturgical Worship?
1. Liturgical worship focuses our attention on what God does for us in his Word and the Lord's Supper.
2. Liturgical worship covers God's whole plan of salvation for us—it preaches Jesus to us.
3. Liturgical worship focuses us on God's truth instead of our own opinions and feelings.
4. Liturgical worship connects us to our brothers and sisters in the Christian church over the last 2000 years.
5. Liturgical worship's repeating pattern makes it easy for all—first-time visitors and small children included—to participate in learning about God's grace and praising God for his love