Reformed Worship

Adult Education Topical Study: Sundays, beginning September 16, at 9:45 a.m.

Ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda secundum verbum Dei
The Church reformed, always being reformed according to the Word of God

Being Reformed means we believe that the church is called to a process of ongoing and continual reform according to the Word of God and by the power of the Holy Spirit (Book of Order, F-2.02). The same is true of worship in the Reformed tradition.

Worship at Shadyside is situated within a long history of Christian theology and practices extending back to Biblical times, through the Protestant Reformation, and a whole host of developments since. The worship we engage each Sunday morning holds a great deal of similarity to the worship of other Christian traditions, as well as certain distinguishing characteristics.

Reverend Kendra Buckwalter Smith
Rev. Kendra Smith

On Sundays, September 16 through October 21, during the Christian Education hour, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., we will discuss characteristics and components of worship, seeking to discover who we are and where we are going as a worshiping community. What roots us in the biblical tradition? What roots us in the Reformed tradition? In what ways does worship impact our life as individuals and as a church? Each week’s topical discussion will be guided by the pattern of Lord’s Day Worship: Gathering, Word, Eucharist, and Sending.

After a time of fellowship and light refreshments in the Sharp Atrium at 9:30 a.m., please join our discussion leader, Rev. Kendra Buckwalter Smith, in the Craig Room at 9:45 a.m.

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