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SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE

Hornerstown Baptist Church Believes that Sunday Morning Service is the most pivotal work we do in our ministry throughout the entire week. What stands out the most about Sunday Morning's is “the gathering of the entire church”. Throughout the entire Scriptures, God’s people have always gathered regularly, it is our witness to the world that we prize our Savior above all else. And it is the power of which drives the ministry forward, where we can follow up with our brothers and sisters about their week. Within the service, we fellowship with each other, sing the praises of our Savior together, sit under the teaching of God’s word together, participate in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper together, give to the Lord together, all for the edification of our faith and our neighbor’s faith. It’s what no one wants to miss! Below is a brief forum of questions anyone might have, which we provide answers for.

WHEN SHOULD I COME?
Service begins promptly at 10am, following the ringing of the church bell. However, we
recommend attendees arrive around 9:45 to fellowship with brothers and sisters before the
service, and visitors to introduce themselves to people.


HOW LONG IS THE SERVICE?
Typically, we aim to run our service around the 1 Hour, 10-minute mark, but that is not
plausible. However, service will be no shorter than an hour, while no later than 90 minutes.


IS THERE A NURSERY?

Hornerstown has a team of church members who rotate every week to care for the infants and toddlers. The members are either mothers themselves or skilled caretakers of the young. Any parent can rest assured that their young children are well taken care of, so they may be free to enjoy the service. The children are dismissed halfway through the service because we believe it to be imperative children worship the Lord Christ with their parents.  

IS THERE A CHILDREN’S MINISTRY?
During the Sunday Morning service, we have a specialized time where we bring up all children under the age of 11 to come up to the front to here a special message for them. The children are prayed over by the whole church, and then handed a clipboard with a lesson on it, which serves as an aid to help them understand the morning's message. After the service, the Pastor talks to the kids collectively to ensure that they received the message.


WHAT ABOUT GIVING?
Straight forward, HBC relies solely on the LORD’s support, for “where God guides, God
provides”. Within that, we do encourage attendees to give, because giving is an act of worship,

which Scriptures teaches us to do with a “cheerful heart” and “in obedience to God.”. There is a
time during the service in which attendees can give to the church, yet we do not expect, nor force
anyone to give, only encourage those who want to give to do so with a cheerful heart.


WHAT ARE THE SERMONS LIKE?
Our Sermons come directly from the Bible, the Word of God. That is the only book we preach
and teach from, and the only book which can build us up in the “truth after godliness” (Titus 1:1)
and make the man of God “perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Tim. 3:17).
The sermons are first, expositional, meaning they seek to expose or open what the text
actually means. Secondly doctrinal, meaning we lay down what the Bible teaches about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Redemption, and how we ought to live. Third, applicative, meaning why is this necessary and useful for me, and how do I put it into practice.


WHAT IS THE MUSIC LIKE?
The songs we sing come directly from the Hymnal. We admire the Hymnal because the songs are
theologically and biblically rich, which edifies our souls to sing. And at the same time,
historical. For the hymns date back hundreds of years. Which encourages our worship because
we are joining with Christians throughout history to sing aloud the praises of Jesus Christ. We
have a worship leader who guides us into the songs, as well as a pianist to affect our hearts with
the melody and tones, so that we may love our Savior Jesus Christ. And the entire congregation
not only sings along, but also learns the songs themselves.


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Our attire is casual, no one will comment nor concern themselves with the clothes on your back.
They’ll simply be happy that you’re here! Some members wear suits and ties, while others where
sweatshirts and jeans. So, we have no dress code. But, for the Pastor, we require he dress
formally and professionally.


WHERE IS THEIR PARKING?
Parking is available behind the church building, and can be found immediately when you turn
into the church property. Spaces are clearly displayed, along with handicap spots for anyone in
need of them. Overall, no one will have trouble finding a spot.

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