Here is how a typical Sunday service would look like at Cornerstone Church.
|When We Worship|
|The fourth commandment reminds us to honour the Sabbath day to keep it holy, meaning to set it apart unto God. On this one day out of seven, the saints of God are to put aside our work and studies and to assemble together to worship God. |
As our Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected on the first day of the week (Sunday), the early Christians changed their worship from Saturday to Sunday. Come join us for worship every Sunday, 10am at Suntec Convention Centre rooms 335/6.
|Music in Worship|
|As the Apostle Paul exhorts us in Colossians 3:16, we praise God by singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs in our worship service, accompanied by the piano or keyboard.|
We believe that worship music should be dignified, appropriate and reflect the majesty and holiness of our Creator, Saviour and King. The worship service should also be orderly (1 Corinthians 14:40).
|Order of Worship|
|Call to Worship|
The Chairman, an Elder, Deacon or Preacher, reads a few verses from Scriptures (usually the Psalms) in order to rouse the congregation to get ready to worship God in Spirit and in truth. We will also open with a hymn of praise.
|Invocation and Gloria Patri|
The Invocation is a prayer of adoration and thanks to God to acknowledge His sovereign majesty and grace, honour and glory, and this is usually followed by calling the congregation to recite in unison the Lord’s prayer, followed by singing the Gloria Patri.
The Gloria Patri is defined as “Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost”.
|Announcements and Newcomers Welcome|
The Chairman welcomes visitors and announces the upcoming events and activities of the church.
|Scripture Reading and Memorisation|
The Chairman then leads the congregation to read a Scripture passage that will be preached by the Pastor. The congregation participates in memorising a key verse of that passage. Thereafter, we will sing our second and third hymn.
|Tithes and Offerings and Doxology|
Next, the congregation is invited to give of their tithes and offerings.
Tithes, love gifts and offerings are voluntary tangible expressions of love and gratitude by God’s people for God’s blessings.
|Pastoral Prayer and Sermon|
The Chairman will pass the time to the Pastor to lead in pastoral prayer and deliver the sermon of the day.
The Pastor prays to God on behalf of the congregation. He will pray for the church, in specific and general matters.
|Closing Hymn and Benediction|
The closing hymn usually reinforces the sermon. The Pastor then pronounces the benediction blessing upon the congregation.
|Quiet Meditation and Prayer|
After the benediction, the congregation is invited to pray silently and meditate on takeaway personal applications from the sermon.
We also then spend time to fellowship with the congregation before departing. We welcome you to join us in this short period of fellowship.