May 2018 Worship Notes

      This month we'll conclude our worship series on "Better Keeping Jesus in Focus."  In April we covered Jesus is Lord. The Kingdom, and Following in His Steps for GEMS Sunday. We'll conclude on May 6 with Word and Deed.  May worship also offers us some special opportunities to praise God with Ascension Day, Pentecost and Mother's Day.

Why worship? 

Worship is our heart's response to all the God does for us in Jesus Christ.  We do so together to raise our chorus of praise to God and to hear his word which is the source for wisdom and truth.  We don't shy away from the hard work of discovering how God's Word addresses issues relevant to our everyday lives of our world and culture.  This gathering time also offers a special time to share prayer requests and notes of praise together.

What is worship like at Fruitport CRC?

Our Sunday morning service begins at 9:30 AM and lasts slightly over an hour.  Our worship gathering marks the start of each new week with biblical, Christ-centered messages and PowerPoint presentations for added real-life application.  During worship, our weekly prayer & share times play an important role to help us see how God is actively working among us.  Nursery is available to age 3.  A time for fellowship follows every service in our family room where refreshments are available.

What is the music like?

Celebrating today's contemporary testimony in music & recognizing the rich musical history of the church, we use a blended format of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to glorify God and praise His name.  

What should I wear to worship?

Please come as you are, sweats or suits, dresses or jeans.  Jesus is our guide and he cares about our souls not our outer appearances.  Our sanctuary is air-conditioned in summer and plenty warm in winter to keep the chill away.  Guests and vacationers are always welcome as we are minutes from Hoffmaster State Park and several popular tourist destinations and campgrounds.

Must I give an offering to attend worship?

No.  Guests are welcome to put a contribution in the plate, but there is no such expectation.  As part of our worship - we typically take two offerings - one for the ministry expenses of our church and the second for a designated ministry.   We see this as a way of fulfilling our commitment to further God's Kingdom work.  With complete transparency - You are always welcomed to take a look at our deacons' bulletin board in the hallway to see where the dollars go.      

What about my children - are they included as well?

Yes.  We encourage children to become a regular part of worship -- During the service, we also offer coloring sheets and children's bulletins.  Following the service, your child is welcome to a treat and drink followed by Sunday School.