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WORSHIP

Worship with Us!

Saturday, June 16

at the General Assembly in downtown St. Louis

The members of Ladue Chapel and guests are invited to attend the EXTRAORDINARY opening worship service of the General Assembly:

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018 beginning at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: America’s Convention Center in downtown St. Louis

WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable clothing

HOW:  Ladue Chapel will be providing members 2 coach buses for transportation to and from the Convention Center. The buses will leave Ladue Chapel at 9:30 a.m. and return approximately 1:00 p.m. from the Convention Center back to Ladue Chapel. Parking can be a big hassle downtown and this will provide great, direct service and fellowship for this special event.

COST: $15.OO per person. Reservations must be made no later than June 2, which is when we have to commit financially to the transportation provider.

WHY GO? This will be a very special worship service. The service will include:

  • 4000-5000 worshipers from over 150 presbyteries and over 9000 congregations
  • 240-person mass choir (including LC adult choir and choirs from 24 other congregations)
  • music from the St. Louis Symphony and other gifted musicians
  • Communion

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GA Worship Bus Ride

NOTE:  Each bus will have 1 seat to accommodate a wheelchair passenger; but we ask anyone in a wheelchair needing assistance to reserve an additional spot on the bus for a guest/friend/aid to provide necessary assistance. The travel distance between the bus drop off and the Convention Center may be substantial. If you have difficulty with mobility, you may want to plan on bringing a wheelchair which can be stored in the luggage compartment of the bus. If you do so, you will also need to make arrangements to have someone travel with you who can assist you.

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I was glad when they said to me,

“Let us go to the house of the LORD!”

(Psalm 122:1)

Nothing is more central to our life as a congregation than the worship of God.  If we did nothing else, we would still gather to sing praises to the God of our salvation.  Worship is our core activity.  It defines us, comforts us, educates us, challenges us, transforms us, and empowers us.  It is the one activity in which every member of our church participates.  Worship is indispensable.

Through our worship of God we serve as stewards of the gospel.  We ensure that the truth of God’s redeeming love made known to us in Jesus Christ is proclaimed to all generations.  That truth continues to change lives, restore hope, build community, and promote justice and peace through the power of faith.

In response to God’s grace, we have committed ourselves to worship that honors and expresses the Godness of God.  In worship, God is the audience, the worship leaders are prompters, and the members of the congregation offer praise and thanksgiving to God.  We design our worship to be participatory and orderly, and to include a variety of meaningful responses both verbal and sung.  Its very structure testifies to the rhythm of the Christian life: gathering to hear God’s Word and dispersing to serve.  We welcome children, encourage lay leadership, and make our bulletin visitor friendly.  Special services like Worship in the Taize Style, The Service of Healing and Wholeness, Ash Wednesday Service, Maundy Thursday Tenebrae, and the Kirking of the Tartans add to our life of praise.

Worship & You

Worship is not about getting something, but about giving something.  If you come to worship to get something—spiritual renewal, inspiration, motivation, insight, comfort—you are likely to leave disappointed and empty-handed.  But if you come to worship to give something—an offering of praise and thanksgiving to God—you will leave enriched, satisfied, healed, and brimming over with fullness and joy.

Regular worship is critical to your spiritual journey as a person of faith.  Faith is a relationship, and its growth and development require spending time in communion with God and with each other.  Spend that time with God and God’s children, and through the years your life will be enriched in every way.  You will be more courageous, joyful, embracing, hospitable, confident, thankful, and generous.  Worship will help you become the best that you can be, shape you into a person of deep, mature faith in the God who made you, redeemed you, sustains you and loves you, and prepare you to embrace life that is eternal.