Worship Ministry

Worship Ministry

In Matthew 22:37 Jesus teaches us the first and greatest commandment:  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”  Jesus continues:  “Love your neighbor as yourself.   All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

At Crestview, young men and women, old men and children (Psalm 148: 12, 13) all praise the Lord together, for he alone is worthy.  We join at 9:30a and 11:00a to bring our gifts and sacrifices of worship to God the Father, Son and Spirit.  In doing so, we receive God’s gifts of love, grace, forgiveness and empowerment to love our neighbors and “to go make disciples in all the nations…”

Traditional Worship: Sundays at 9:30 am

At Crestview’s 9:30a Worship Time in the Main Sanctuary, you will find families and persons of all ages gathered to sing Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs led by Adult Choir, Bells, Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, Children’s Choirs, Organ and Piano.  You will experience a worship order of Praise, Adoration, Confession, Assurance and Pardon, reading of scripture and preaching, offering and prayer.

All present will experience traditional elements of worship with refreshing nuances.  Services are thematic with the scriptures and messages supported by related readings, prayers, songs, and responses.  The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.   To help prepare for this worship experience, each week on Thursday, worship notes are published on this website to explain the hymns, readings, prayers, and scriptures.

Contemporary Worship: Sundays at 11:00 am

At Crestview’s 11:00 am Worship Time, some arrive a bit early to share in a coffee hour with family and friends from the 9:30 worship, and some move directly to the Middle Sanctuary to gather around the coffee table.  We join together in praise at 11 am, led by Crestview’s Worship Band (folks from high school to adult) who lead those present in singing some of the more recent expressions of high-energy praise.  The worship progresses through a welcoming time, more songs of praise, shared congregational prayers, reading and teaching of scripture, and sharing of offerings and service opportunities.  Just like the 9:30 am worship time, you will find children, youth, young adults and even a few seniors who are young at heart!  The atmosphere is informal, and you are welcomed to get coffee at any time!

(Occasional) One Service Sundays at 10 am

SEASONAL:  In addition to the regular Sunday Morning Worship Schedule we have several regularly scheduled seasonal worship events including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve.  These services generally include prayer, song, scripture, homily, and other traditional elements of worship and are designed and organized for the season.

ONE-SERVICE SUNDAYS:  Generally, Crestview combines the 9:30a and 11:00a worship experiences into ONE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE about 4-5 times a year for special occasions, like Confirmation Sunday.  You will find elements of both services presented in a way that will be uplifting to all worshipers. These powerful worship experiences help to unite the Crestview Congregation.