In worship, we approach God's presence which abounds in peace and mystery. Central to worship is praising God and remembering the sacred story. We worship together because it transforms us, connecting us to a bigger reality—deepening our relationships with God and with each other. In worship, we receive the Spirit, and are empowered to go forth and transform the world.
Worship can take many forms, but here are some common elements you'll find at a Sunday worship service:
The Sacrament of Bread and Wine, or Communion, is usually served on the first Sunday of the month. And we don't use wine, but grape juice. All followers of Christ are always welcome to take part in this sacrament with us, as a renewal of your covenants to follow Christ.
A sermon, or talk, is usually given by members of the priesthood or others.
We sing hymns, we have prayers, we read scriptures. In fact, scripture usually has a very large role in the service, because through them we praise God and tell the sacred story.
Doctrine & Covenants 164:4
Serve the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper to all committed followers of Christ as a visible witness of loving Christian fellowship and shared remembrance of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection…
When the church gathers for Communion, highlight the opportunity for members to reaffirm their baptismal covenant, to reconcile strained relationships, and to commit together to the church’s mission of promoting communities of generosity, justice, and peacefulness.
Explore all the ways the Lord’s Supper can spiritually form the church community into a true and living expression of the life, sacrifice, resurrection, and continuing presence of Christ. Inherent in this sacrament is the divine call for the church to be a sacramental offering for the blessing, healing, and peace of creation.
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A message about communion and worship from the Presiding Evangelist David Brock