Our worship is regulated by the Word of God. God has told us in the Bible how He wants us to worship Him. Sunday corporate worship is distinct from our individual devotion. God is everywhere present at all times, but He is with His people in a unique way on Sunday. God is both the subject and object of our worship. He calls us to worship. And in worship the Word of God is central. The reading, the praying, the preaching, and the singing all point to the Word of God being the centerpiece to what happens on Sunday.
Worship begins with God's call and ends with his blessing.There is a dialogue that takes place as we participate with our whole being. God comes and inhabits our praises. He speaks and we respond. God speaks to His people through the preaching of His Word and through it He grows and sustains them. Through the sacraments the word preached is made visible, God gives us pictures of what He has done in Jesus for us, and in the disciplining of members God shows us his loving care. Each congregant has a part to play in worship. We lift our voices and hands together in praise to God.
He marks us with His presence and we receive His good Word of promise and in response His people praise. On Sundays, we are reconstituted and re-commissioned to go out into the world, and confess, and tell of the work of God—who has drawn near to His people in Jesus Christ, through His Spirit, resurrecting them from spiritual death. So Monday through Saturday we live life for the glory of God in our work, and in our neighborhoods because Jesus Christ is King and Lord over all of life.