Worship is at the center of the church’s life. In worship, we acknowledge God’s worth. That worship encompasses the whole week—when we are out in the community, in our homes, or gathered together. Because Christians are all members of the one body of Christ, we make it a priority to come together to worship as one.
In the Reformed tradition, worship is so essential that its forms—the liturgy—are part of the RCA’s Constitution. Historically, Reformed worship services have a particular flow that reflects our encounters with God: approaching God, receiving the Word of God, and responding to God. The particulars of the service are flexible, but the foundation remains the same.