|The Lord's Day
Bible Study-9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Lunch-12:30 p.m.
Prayer & Bible Study-7:00 p.m.
|When you come
to worship at GRBC, what should you expect?
we arrive at the church building on the Lord's
Day, we enjoy greeting
each other warmly, and catching up with what's
been happening in the
lives of our brothers and sisters.
At 9:30 a.m., we begin a Bible study class in the
Fellowship Hall, all ages remaining together, led
by one of the pastors or another of the
brothers. Adults and children participate by
reading the scriptures aloud and asking questions
At 10:30 a.m., we move to the main sanctuary for
the worship service, which will last about two
hours. There is
prayer, scripture reading, hymn
singing, preaching, and
sharing of The Lord's Supper. All of these
are done with an
attitude of reverence, but also joy, not gloom.
We are serious,
but not somber. One of our mottos is "We are
not here to
entertain or to be entertained." Children
worship with their
families. We know first hand that this is
hard work for parents,
but the results are well worth it. There is
no nursery per se, but there are two rooms for
parents to use for changing and nursing babies.
When the worship service has
concluded, we enjoy a fellowship lunch. For
a little while,
children typically play around the yard; women
typically get the lunch
ready; men typically sit and talk in the
fellowship hall. When
lunch is ready, we eat together and strive to have
conversation around the tables. When the
Lord blesses us with a new believer to baptize, we
go over to one member's house on the lake at this
time and administer the baptism.
There is no set time for the fellowship to
end. Members often sit and talk, take a walk
around the park, or
invite one another home for supper.