At its heart, worship is an act that encompasses every facet of our lives (Romans 12:1). Our very existence, when directed toward God, becomes a spiritual act of worship. The gathered body of Christ is a weekly culmination of this spiritual act of worship, where we join in community to retell the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Corporately, we worship through song, prayers of confession and intercession, the public reading of Scripture, the expounding of God’s Word, the act of communion, and by being sent out as the Kingdom of God – the hands and feet of Christ in the world. While this looks different in every church context, at Kortright we work hard to make these gatherings multi-generational, Spirit-led, and loosely liturgical. By “loosely liturgical”, we mean that we have a basic template, but we are flexible on certain aspects of it, so as not to be unnecessarily rigid.
We also work hard at choosing songs that are Scriptural, spiritually formative, and honour not only God, but both the young and old populations in our congregation. On an average Sunday, this may include a hymn, a newer song, and a few “tried and true” songs that KPC and the broader body of Christ has come to know and love.