Worship is an essential feature in the life of Shades Crest. Each Sunday we gather to be reminded of God’s goodness and faithfulness to us. In response, we have the opportunity to offer our lives to Him in renewed dedication. We do this because worship is more than an event that happens in a church building one day a week. True worship is a lifestyle that honors God and reflects His purposes in the world. This understanding of worship shapes the approach we take to worship planning. Each service is formed around a central theme found in the scripture. The elements are chosen to reflect that theme so that the worshiper will have a clear sense of God’s message for the day. We generally follow a traditional format for worship using the great hymns of the faith along with some of the more modern expressions of worship. Depending on which service you attend, you might hear the choir offer an anthem of praise or the handbells inviting you to an experience of quiet meditation. Our orchestra also enhances our worship on many Sundays during the school year. Of course, preaching is a very important part of the worship experience at Shades Crest. Biblically grounded messages are shared so that the worshiper will not only understand what God’s truth is but will also know how to apply that truth to everyday life. As a result, you will be challenged, encouraged, and strengthened in your relationship with God. Join us for worship at Shades Crest and experience the difference that God wants to make in your life.