According to the Bible, humanity’s primary purpose is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. To glorify God means to demonstrate through our thoughts, words, and actions how wonderful he is.
To the extent that we can do this everyday by obeying him and sharing him with others, there is a sense in which all of life can be an act of worship. But God is especially delighted when his people deliberately set aside time to come together for the specific purpose of worshiping him. The Bible says that God is “enthroned on the praises” of his people (Psalm 22:3, ESV).
This is why the worship of God lies at the center of all we do at EPC. Our weekly worship service begins at 10:30 each Sunday morning. [For directions and times of all our services, click here.] If you are a first-time visitor, attending our Sunday worship will provide you with an excellent introduction to our church.
What worship is
The word “worship” comes from an Old English word that mean “worthiness.” It means to honor, reverence, and declare the worthiness of the one being worshiped. Worship is not about us. It is not for our enjoyment but for God’s pleasure. Its goal is not to generate feelings and have experiences, but to proclaim his worthiness.
Worship that is truly Christian centers on the Lord Jesus Christ, because He is worthy. He is worthy first of all because he is our creator (Revelation 4:11; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16), but also because he is our redeemer (Revelation 5:9-12).