Worship

Churches of Christ in the first century particularly assembled together on the first day of the week, Sunday. They collectively did five things:  ate the Lord's Supper; prayed; sang; gave; and heard God's word.  These collective acts are "God-ward," or "toward God."   The Main Street church of Christ is following that centuries old apostolic tradition.
     We assemble each Sunday morning at 9:00 AM.  We break for Bible classes at 10:15 AM, and then with the passing of the afternoon, we resume our worship assembly at 6:00 PM.  
     For further edification and study, we meet each Wednesday evening at 6:30 for Bible classes, followed by a short devotional assembly in the auditorium.

    Prayer
  • Collective prayer is a lovely occasion, when assembled Christians “lift…up their voice to God with one accord” (cf. Acts 4:24).  When such collective prayer is offered, following Inspiration’s stipulation, it is “the men [who] pray in every place” (1 Timothy 2:8).
         Following prayer instruction given by the Lord Jesus, our prayers address and extol “our Father who art in Heaven” (cf. Matthew 6:9-13).  Prayers are characterized as “supplications,” “petitions,” “pleas,” and so on.  They are humble, in recognition that “we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1), and that in all things we must acquiesce to:  “If the Lord will” (James 4:15).  Prayers are full of praise, thanksgiving, petitions on behalf of the sick and sorrowful, and pleas for divine mercy and compassion.

    Singing
  • Congregational acappella singing was a part of the worship assemblies in the first century.  Assembled Christians would engage in "speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with [their] heart to the Lord" (Ephesians 5:19).  We do the same in our assemblies at the Main Street church of Christ1

    The Lord's Supper
  • When the Main Street church of Christ assembles each Lord's Day, Sunday, each Christian at the appropriate time will eat a piece of unleavened bread, which the Lord said, "is my body" (Matthew 26:26).  Following the bread, each Christian will also drink "fruit of the vine," grape juice (v. 29), which the Lord said, "is my blood" (v. 28).
         Scripture teaches that this weekly observance is designed so that in so doing we "proclaim the Lord's death till he come" (1 Corinthians 11:28).

    The Offering
  • The Offering is collected weekly.  This freewill offering is a personal gift by each individual member according to how they have prospered (1 Corinthians 16:1, 2).  Guests are not expected to make a donation, but anything you wish to give will be appreciated and used in the Lord's work.
    Hearing the Word
  • Like the gentleman, Cornelius, who had gathered a crowd in anticipation of "hearing words...from" (Acts 10:22) the apostle Peter (v. 5), the Main Street church of Christ assembles with the attitude that "we are all here present in the sight of God, to hear all things that have been commanded...of the Lord" (v. 33).  
         This is the purpose and pattern of men rising in our assemblies to read, teach and preach the Word (cf. 2 Timothy 4:2).