WHEN: Every Sunday!
Bible Study for all ages: 9:00 am
Worship Service: 10:00 am
WHERE: Lindwedel Winery
Friendly people gathered in a welcoming environment, growing in Jesus, encouraging one another and being equipped to share His love wherever they go.
Our services last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
We read the Bible together, making it easy and comfortable for all ages to participate.
Messages are taught directly from Scripture with references on screen.
On Second and Fourth Sundays (and also Fifth Sundays when they occur!) we share the Lord’s Supper together. When we do this, we teach about the Lord’s Supper during the service directly from Scripture.
We often utilize historic Christian Creeds, like the Apostles’ or Nicene Creed. These are summaries of the entire Bible and help us to “believe out loud” together.
Music includes recent Praise songs like “Great Are You Lord” and “Mighty to Save”, old-time Gospel favorites like “Just As I Am” or “Old Rugged Cross” and deep rich Hymns like “A Mighty Fortress” and “Thy Strong Word”.
We are not old school. But we are ancient. We are not hip or cool. But we are quirky and warm. When you worship with us you will not see a show or be lost in traditional ritualistic pattern. You will encounter real, broken people, seeking Jesus, being forgiven, renewed and restored.
It is an informal atmosphere in a vacation town! You'll see some folks dressed to go to the lake and a few who still enjoy dressing snazzy for gatherings, and a whole bunch of folks in between.
These words from Colossians 3:15-17 guide our worship gatherings:
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
“Let the little children come to me,” Jesus said! To be sure, Praise & Worship is a new congregation, officially started in 2013, so you will not find a highly developed children’s ministry. What you will find is many generations gathered around the Risen Jesus, TOGETHER. Families gather, grow, encourage and share together! However, we are just getting started in growing our kids ministry to where we want it to go! We are looking to partner with parents & leaders who have a passion for kids growing in Jesus!
Our youth does have a gathering time of their own on Wednesday nights as we participate in age-appropriate discipleship, teaching the faith, celebrating life together with family and friends and serving our community. Parents attend with the kids and we grow together! If you are interested in learning more about this, Contact Us!
For Parents at our church:
Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it here. All are welcome!
Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on.
Please feel free to explain to your children the parts of the service and actions of the pastor, music team, etc.
Sing the songs and pray with the congregation and participate in the service! Children are made into disciples by you!
If you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but only do so if YOU think it is necessary and please come back. Jesus said: “Let the little children come to me!” The sounds little children make (ALL KINDS!!) are the sounds of LIFE and FAMILY and the growing of God’s Kingdom to His glory!
For Grown-Ups at our church, we remind them:
The presence of children is a gift to the church!
Welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents!
When children look at you they see the Body of Jesus on earth, make sure they SEE His love, mercy and grace reflected in you!
Is it “sinful” to worship in a place that creates alcoholic beverages? The short answer is: certainly not! But we want to be sensitive to everyone's background and upbringing. And we don't want to give the impression that we encourage drinking too much wine. On the contrary! We are called to be filled with the Spirit! Consider these words from Ephesians 5:18-21:
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
We all live in tension between our brokenness and the person God made us to be. Is drinking a glass of wine against the will of God? Consider Paul’s instructions to Timothy in 1 Timothy 5:23:
Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
There’s nothing wrong with a little wine. But for someone who has struggled with alcoholism or any situation where drinking alcohol is a stumbling block, this answer could be more complicated. Paul's letter to the Galatians is a great read on seeing how this tension plays out in our lives, it is a highly recommended read.
Consider these words from Paul's letter to Corinth, as a core foundation for what you will see at Praise & Worship:
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. — 2 Corinthians 5:18–21