Sunday School for adults and children begins at 9:45 am, followed by our worship service at 11 am. We have a monthly fellowship lunch after the morning service and welcome you to join us!
We hope you will join us for worship as you are. Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church is located at 5099 Postlewaite Rd in Columbus, a short distance from the Bethel Road/Olentangy River Road intersection. Follow this link for directions via Google Maps.
About our worship
Worship is the opportunity for the church—the people of God, the body of Christ, and the fellowship of the Spirit—to meet with God and magnify the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We meet with God on the basis of the covenant of grace that he has established with us whereby he promises to be our God and summons us to be his people.
Our worship is structured by the covenantal relationship that God has established with his people. God speaks to us in his Word (the call to worship, Scripture readings, the preaching of the Word, and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper), and we respond with hymns of praise, prayer, offerings, and receiving the word.
“Liturgy” is the name given to the order of public worship. We strive for decency, order, and excellence in every part of our liturgy to reflect God’s beauty, holiness, and majesty. Though Scripture does not prescribe a specific liturgy, it reveals its content and shape, which includes reading and preaching of God’s Word; prayer; psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; confession; offerings; sacraments; and the benediction. These elements are patterned after the Covenant of Grace, in which God initiates worship, reveals his will and graciously works through his Word. God’s people accordingly respond by humbly, reverently, and boldly calling upon Him in faith, joyfully offering thanksgiving and praise, giving to God what has been received from his gracious hand. A biblical liturgy manifests God’s saving work among his people. Such a dialogical pattern is fulfilled in Christ, through whom we have access to the Father and receive his blessings.
Since worship is of utmost importance, it must be protected by ordained ministers entrusted to guard the Gospel, lead worship, and train those under their care to offer acceptable worship, in spirit and truth. We adhere to the principle of Sola Scriptura (by Scripture Alone). God commands to be worshiped according to his revealed will alone, not according to personal preferences and cultural fads. The very content of God’s Word also should hold a prominent place within virtually every liturgical element. The pulpit is a focal point of the sanctuary in order to communicate the centrality and importance of the Word of God.
Ordinary means of grace
God sovereignly establishes and increases faith through his ordained means, often called ordinary means of grace, which are vital for believers’ spiritual nourishment and growth. God’s people are therefore commanded to participate regularly in morning and evening Lord’s Day corporate worship, in dependence upon God’s Spirit who applies Christ’s benefits through his Word and sacraments. We therefore are committed to systematic, expository preaching of God’s Word, recognize spoken and sung prayer as the chief means of gratitude and praise to God, and administer the sacraments. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the second Sunday morning and fourth Sunday evening of each month. All who profess belief in the Lord Jesus Christ and who have been baptized are cordially invited to participate with us in the Lord’s Supper.