The liturgy, or order of worship, of the Sunday service at Northside Church has five major sections:
In this section we recognize the presence and greatness of God. The distinctiveness of corporate worship begins to be felt and seen. The liturgist welcomes the congregation and leads them through a call to worship, a song is sung, and Scripture is read.
The purpose of this section is to pull our affections off the things we worship instead of God. This is a time to be honest with God through corporate and silent confession, receive the proclamation of forgiveness from our Father through Christ, and respond in praise through song.
In this section the grace received from God is manifested outwardly. Through passing the peace, baptizing covenant children, praying together, and taking up the offering we declare that our faith is more than an interior set of beliefs. We are also made ready to actively hear God's Word in the next section.
Together we receive food from the Lord that will not spoil: a biblical, Christ-centered sermon, and the meal of the Lord's Supper. In this way we affirm that God uniquely nourishes our minds and spirits through the practices of preaching and communion.
At the conclusion of the service we rejoice in song and are charged to put our faith into practice by loving and serving God and neighbor.
During the Fall and Spring, we gather in small groups of 7-12 at different times and in various Northside homes (and the church) throughout the week. These groups are a great place to connect with other people, discuss the Christian faith in community, and be prayed for.
Currently, Northside Groups are on break. Check back here before the new semester starts for a list of available groups and contact information. We encourage newcomers to visit a few groups to see if there is one they might like to join.
If you would like to join an engagement team or have interest in starting one, please contact Nii Aryee via the form below.