Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.
The Scriptures declare, “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11). The highest privilege of all humanity is to worship God. As a community, we long to serve and glorify God each time we gather together and in all of life.
God Himself invites His people to assemble in His very presence to worship and enjoy Him. We come as children to our Heavenly Father, those who have been purchased and adopted through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to adore and serve Him, and to be loved by Him. God wants us to love Him with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength, so we seek to approach each corporate gathering with meaningful participation by all. To engage in meaningful participation means worship is not simply a Sunday morning gathering, but an all-of-life commitment.
To that end, PCPC’s first identity statement asserts that, by God’s grace, “We long to worship God together.” As a church, we want worship to be at the center of everything we do. We seek to foster worship in our church body as a whole, but also in our families and as individuals. The Westminster Shorter Catechism perhaps best summarizes our view of worship when it states, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”