We gather at 9 & 11am on Sundays at the Chapel of Roses in Pasadena. It’s a quaint and endearing little chapel with stained glass and pews. Yet, our gatherings are casual and you are welcome to come dressed in whatever you are comfortable in.
Childcare (infant – pre Kindergarten) and a Children’s message (Kindergarten – 3rd grade) is provided during the service, but you are also more than welcome to keep your children with you. Free parking is available in the lot behind the chapel or the lot across the street. Sermons are available to download or stream as podcasts on iTunes.
Our Sunday gathering can be expressed in four movements, which come together to create one seamless tapestry of worship. Our desire is to create an environment where we can both worship our Lord with reverence and freedom, and also receive His blessing through the various means of grace that He has provided for us, all through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Here are four important aspects of our Sunday morning service:
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it (1 Corinthians 12:27).”
We gather together with expectant and awe-struck hearts, realizing that the Church is an amazing miracle that God has created through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:13-14). And He reveals Himself in unique and powerful ways when His people come together. As God calls us, we also call each other to worship Him as Creator and Redeemer (Colossians 3:16).
“Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17).”
We long to hear God speak to us. The primary and objective means by which He speaks to us is through His Word: the Holy Scriptures. Therefore, every week we listen to God through the reading and preaching of His Word, and we bask our minds afresh in the unsearchable riches found in the gospel of Christ.
Worship is the natural response to what we delight in (Psalm 43:4; Nehemiah 8:6).
Because God is the all-satisfying One, the Source of all truth, beauty, and goodness, we worship Him for who He is. But as a redeemed people, we also worship Him for what He has done in providing an eternal provision for us through Jesus Christ (Revelation 5:9-13; 1 Peter 1:3-5). Throughout our service we respond specifically to God through song, prayer, giving of our tithes and offerings, and communion.
Christians are by definition pilgrims with a mission (Hebrews 11:16; Matthew 28:19).
We end our time together with a benediction: a blessing and reminder of God’s covenant love towards us. It is from this inexhaustible resource that we draw the love that we need to be salt and light in the world, and we depart from the chapel with thankful hearts, excited to participate in God’s mission of redeeming all things back to Himself, through Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 1:9-10).