Worship at Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church
Sundays at 10:30 am
Worship is Our Life We gather together every week on Sunday morning to encounter the Triune God of Grace. All are welcome in this worship space where we are invited to come as we are, for Christ welcomes all. We give thanks to God in song, prayer, and word. We hear and participate in the story of God’s love. We gather around the table to celebrate the Eucharist. This is the meal Jesus gave as a sign that, just as he loved the world and gave himself for it, now we also give ourselves for the healing of the world.
In our worship you might find classic hymns paired with selections from the outpouring of contemporary Christian song over the past several decades, selections that mirror the global nature of our Christian faith. We enjoy a varying mix of piano, organ, instruments, praise band, and choral leadership in a contemporary (meaning relevant to our current time) Reformed worship service.
We hope that our worship ministers effectively to worshipers of all ages, with or without past church experience, a wide range of musical tastes, and any level of Bible knowledge. Whether you are searching for an in-depth, thoughtful message powerfully based on the truth of the Bible, an exuberant, praise-filled worship experience, or fellowship with other Christians who are also struggling with the realities of life in the culture of our age, Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church offers worship that will touch the spirit of each person who steps with us into the presence of God.
Sharing your gifts If you are interested in sharing your musical or other gifts in worship leadership, Pastor Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org, would love to hear from you. If you are interested in joining our choir which rehearses Wednesdays at 7:00 PM Paul Herrema, our Choir Director, can be contacted at (248) 437-4796.
A season of exploring vital worship In December of 2017 we began worshipping together at 9:30 am (a departure from our previous 8:45 and 11:15 worship schedule) as we consider how God is calling us to worship in 2018 and beyond. The Vital Worship Team has been helping us as we pray and study together. We’ve considered our history, our strengths in worship, and how worship fits into our vision of Christian hospitality. This season is a time of trying out new things, such as sharing a meal and then worship around tables in the Fellowship Hall on Maundy Thursday, using the choir in new ways to lead worship, and exploring what it means to truly use all of our gifts in worship. Our prayer is that God blesses this process and time of discernment. In December of 2018 we decided to remain worshiping in one service, and in September of 2019 our Sunday worship gathering will move to 10:30 am.