What to expect in our worship services...
You are welcome to visit us. We love visitors! Come and be our special guest. Be prepared to be greeted by many friendly faces. We love when our congregation is full of visitors and you will be made to feel welcome. The church of Christ in Wagoner is a loving congregation. We laugh a lot, enjoy each other's company and we enjoy being in the presence of the Lord. We are looking forward to your visit. God Bless you in your spiritual walk and we hope to see you soon. If you are a vacationer at Sequoyah State Park, we have the privilege of meeting many brothers and sisters in Christ just like you on a yearly bases. It is always a fantastic and encouraging statement that you make when you decide to go to worship even while on vacation. We appreciate your example and look forward to seeing you anytime you are in our area enjoying the beauty of God's creation. For those who have never visited our congregation, we would like to share with you what to expect when visiting. As per the pattern of the New Testament and the commands and examples contained therein (1st Corinthians 14:33-37, 1st Timothy 2:8-15), faithful men from among the congregation will lead the church in the following areas of worship:
God has given His children an avenue in which we might communicate with Him. Through prayers we may thank the Lord for all of His blessings, praise Him for who He is, and petition Him for the desires of our heart (John 14:13-14). Prayers are lead by faithful men of the church (1st Timothy 2:8-15).
As we have been commanded to do, we sing together as a body (Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19) As is our example from the first Christians as well as following the previously cited verses, we as a congregation sing to the Lord without the accompaniment of mechanical instruments. As we sing, we are singing praises to God, as well as teaching and encouraging one another.
The Lord's Supper
Before Jesus died, He initiated the Lord's Supper. We proclaim the Lord's death be partaking of this communion (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). We follow the example of the first century church and the Apostles as we partake of the Lord's Supper every First Day of the Week (Sunday)
The Lord has blessed us spiritually, yet also He has supplied our every need. As we see in the Bible, Christians are to set aside funds and give back to the Lord in order to help further His work on a weekly basis (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Visitors are not asked to give.
We are told that faith comes through hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). You will hear a Scripturally sound lesson taught from the Bible that will encourage you to follow God's will. Lessons are designed to "...comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" (Charles Hodge) and will be the "full counsel of God" (Acts 20:26-28). We make an effort to digitally record the audio track from each lesson. We also make an effort to record video of many lessons and post it to our website and our YouTube channel (search Wagoner church of Christ on YouTube). Check out our "Audio Sermons" tab for more information.
We look forward to meeting you!
DON'T FORGET THE KIDS
We have a cry room upstairs overlooking the auditorium and a nursery in room 3 for children up to age 5. All of our children activities have one purpose in mind: Instill the love of God and His Word in their hearts at a young age. We encourage parents of children all ages (infant-teens) to bring their children to worship in order to teach them about the love of Jesus. He alone can save us and grant us salvation for the life to come!