About Worship

"In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship."

—David Foster Wallace

 

Christian worship celebrates, and participates in, what God is doing in the world through Jesus Christ. No matter where you are—spiritually skeptical, curious about Christianity, or a committed follower of Jesus Christ—worship points us to the one who meets the deepest needs of the human heart. In the words of a prayer of St. Augustine (354-430), "You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you."

If you are new to Christian worship, rest assured that you will find someone at Grace just like you.  We gather for worship from all over Marin and from all backgrounds and locations in our journey of life and faith.  Our desire is for the worship service to be a safe and welcoming place for you to come and "try on" the historic Christian faith.  There is no better place to do so, as worship is at the center of the Christian life both generally and specifically in a gathered Sunday service.

In the worship service you will find music, prayers, baptisms, Scripture readings, teaching, and the Lord's Supper.  All this will be explained and you will be free to engage at your own comfort level.  You will also find people deeply committed to participating regularly in this event.

This is so because we believe God to be true when he says that he is present when we gather in worship, that he is worthy of the worship we offer, and that in worship he acts to form us into the human beings we most desire to be.  We could say more, but we would rather simply invite you to participate.