What to expect on a Sunday morning

The weekly public worship service is the most important activity in the Christian life. It is our regular meeting as church of Christ with God. During public worship, God speaks to us in his Word and sacraments, and we respond in prayer, confession, and song. The Lord stoops down to feed our hearts, to strengthen our faith, and to build us up as the body of Christ. When we come to worship, we come ready to hear, ready to receive, and ready to please him.

Our Sunday worship service takes place at 11:00 am in the church hall of the Gereformeerde Kerk Rietvallei. Each service normally lasts for just over 1 hour after which we enjoy a time of fellowship with tea and/or coffee.

If you join us on a Sunday morning, you can expect the following:

  1. The Bible will be read out loud and preached. This is the heart of our time together, when we listen to God speak to us through his Word. The sermons are generally about 25 minutes long and are intended to clearly explain what the Bible reading/passage of Scripture teaches us about God and how it should make a difference to our lives.
  2. We will talk to God in prayer. We normally pray three times during the service – once to confess our sins before God, once to ask God to help us understand and listen to His Word and once for people in our congregation, in Tshwane (Pretoria) and around the world.
  3. We will sing together. All of our services include 4 or 5 different psalms and/or hymns which we sing aloud together. Singing together reminds us of the truths that God has taught us in his Word and is a means by which we can praise God in response to what he has done for us.
  4. We share the Lord’s Supper together. On 4 occasions over the course of the year, we share the Lord’s Supper together. We do this not only to remember that Jesus Christ died for us so that we can be forgiven and made part of God’s family through the bread, but also because we believe that God feeds us spiritually with the body and blood of Christ through the bread which we eat and the wine which we drink. The Lord’s Supper is open to all believers who are members of a true church and not under discipline.

Come and join us for worship at the Reformed Church Tshwane. With us we hope that you will find reverent and joyful worship of the living God. Worship that follows a biblical and historical liturgy where God speaks to us through his blessing, the reading of his law, the proclamation of his Word and sacrament; and we respond to God by confessing our faith in God, confessing our sins before him, singing psalms and through prayer.