Early Christians prayed when they came together for worship (1 Corinthians 14:15; Acts 2:42). We also offer prayers during worship, making our requests known to God (Philippians 4:6).
The Lord's Supper
The Lord’s Supper is served every Sunday, as we have example from the early church (Acts 20:7). During this memorial, plates of unleavened bread, symbolizing Jesus’ body, are passed to the congregation and then trays containing grape juice, symbolizing Jesus’ blood, are passed (1 Corinthians 11:23-25). Every Christian may participate in the Lord’s Supper as we remember and meditate on the death of Jesus.
**Note: We now have prepackaged individual communion items for your safety.
Each seat has a song book for you to use, so feel free to follow along while we worship. We aren’t concerned about how well people sing, only that our singing is offered to God from our hearts. We don’t use instruments in our worship, instead we sing and make melody with our hearts to God (Ephesians 5:19).
A collection is also taken every Sunday, as we have example from the early church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). The collection basket will be passed so that each member will have the opportunity to give according to their ability. Anyone who isn’t a member of North Hampton Lane is not expected to give.
Another important part of the service is the sermon that is delivered by our preacher (also called evangelist or minister). These sermons help motivate us to serve God and develop a deeper relationship with Him (2 Timothy 4:2).
At the end of the sermon, an invitation is extended to anyone who needs to ask for help in their spiritual lives. During the closing song, anyone can ask to be baptized or to make a public confession of sins or have prayers offered on their behalf.