Singing songs of praise is an important part of worship at WindSong. God has blessed us in so many ways. And because of his wonderful love, his grace and mercy, we cannot help but offer to him our praise. We find in the Bible the early Christians singing praises to God, and this stands as a great example for us to follow.
One of the great blessings God has given us is the opportunity to be a part of a caring, loving family. At WindSong, we are truly concerned about one another. Prayer is a source of strength in a Christian's life. We pray often in private and with one another. As we gather for worship, we are led in prayer publically. The focus of these prayers are to give adoration and praise to God, confess openly that we stand in need of God's grace, mercy, and sustenance, offer thanks to God for all his wonderful blessings, and to present our concerns and requests to God as we trust in his faithfulness to answer. The avenue of prayer is just one of the many blessings God affords us.
The Bible can be a bit difficult to understand at times. One important element in our worship at WindSong is the opportunity to dive into God's word and discover the truth of God's care, compassion, and love. At WindSong, we seek to always provide relevant lessons on contemporary issues that we all face from day to day. We know that life can be challenging. It is our goal that through the lessons offered during our assemblies, you will find confidence, courage, and strength to face anything life throws your way.
The disciples of Jesus participate in the communion celebration as a central element in worship to God. Jesus instituted the "Lord's Supper" in an upper room of a home in Jerusalem. "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, 'Take and eat; this is my body.' Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, 'Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins'" (Matthew 26:26-28). The Bible explains that the first Christians gathered for worship on the first day of the week. During these times of worship, they observed the communion celebration (Acts 20:7). Because of the example of the early church, we, too, celebrate the Lord's Supper every week.
The Bible has much to say concerning our giving hearts. The Old Testaments speaks of giving a tithe (tenth) of that which God has given to us. Jesus teaches his disciples to give freely, from the heart. As Jesus watched people put their money in the collection box, a poor widow came and gave a mere penny. His disciples learned a valuable lesson when he explained that she gave more than all the other wealthy people. His point...she gave all that she had. The lesson...we should give our all for him. Each week a collection is taken. No one is forced to give. All are encouraged to reflect on what God has given to them, and give accordingly, from their heart. We give because we have been blessed. We give so that we can bless others.