What to Expect on a Typical Sunday
- When you arrive at Resurrection, parking is available in front of the church building and next door at the Flower Mound Orthodontics parking lot. (If the weather is inclement, feel free to drop off your family at the church building before you park next door.)
- When you arrive in the lobby, you will be warmly welcomed. Feel free to ask anyone for help or directions. Standing in the lobby with the front doors behind you, the worship area is to your left through the double doors, and the nursery, children’s ministries, youth ministries and bathrooms are to your right.
- You don’t need a service leaflet for worship. We display everything on large screens. We are not stuffy or formal. If during the service you need to check on your child in the nursery, go get a drink or go to the bathroom, feel free to do so.
- Our order of worship is Anglican (Church of England) in origin, and we follow a traditional pattern, but we do all of this in a contemporary context in which we value our traditions, but are not enslaved to them. Our service lasts an hour and a half, but people say they never notice.
- We begin by getting right with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, through confessing our sins and receiving God’s wonderful forgiveness. Then our music team leads us in offering songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
- At the conclusion of this time of praise and thanksgiving, we invite people to share what the Lord has been doing in our lives this week, or to share a word from God’s Word to build us up and encourage us.
- Following this testimony time, we hear a group of readings from Holy Scripture, and then we listen to a sermon that helps us see the readings in the light of God’s Kingdom. We respond to the readings and the sermons by proclaiming our faith in the words of the Nicene Creed which encapsulates fundamental Christian beliefs.
- We continue by offering prayers for the church, the world, the government and leaders, the needs of our own community, and we give thanks for all of God’s blessings. We conclude these prayers with the Lord’s Prayer.
- After the Lord’s Prayer, we greet each other with hugs and handshakes as we share God’s Peace. (This is kind of like the seventh-inning stretch in baseball.)
- We then invite anyone who is celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary to come forward for prayer. We have a few announcements. The children and youth return from Sunday School, and then we begin the final portion of our worship which is the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion.
- We do take an offering, but we encourage our guests not to feel that they need to put anything in the offering plate when they are visiting. The offering we take is composed of the tithes and gifts of our church family for the support of our ministry and mission. It is not our guests’, but our responsibility to fund God’s work through God’s gifts to us.
- We offer the Great Thanksgiving, in which we give thanks to God the Father for the victory of His Son Jesus Christ and His gift of the Holy Spirit. Then we receive the consecrated bread and wine which is the spiritual food of the Church, the Body of Christ on earth.
- Following Holy Communion, we give thanks for this spiritual meal, and we place our hope in Jesus Christ before receiving a final blessing.
- At the close of worship, an open invitation is extended for individual prayer. Anyone who desires to receive prayer comes forward to the area in front of the altar platform, and is ministered to by one or more of our prayer ministry team.
- Everyone else is invited to continue their conversations over coffee and donuts in the lobby and outside under the covered entrance area.
Our prayer is that everyone who worships with us experiences transformation through an encounter with the love of the Father, the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.