Sunday Worship

THE FOCUS

Worship at Summit Harvest Church (S.H.C.) is centered on scripture! The focus is on the Lord Jesus Christ and His inerrant Word. The elders pray that those who visit and attend this church are drawn by the power of God’s Gospel, as well as the observance of a genuine love of Christ within the church family for each other.

THE TEACHERS

Each of the three S.H.C. elders prepares and gives a pulpit message one Sunday of every month. The other Sunday’s are split between guest speakers, the elders, and one of the deacons.

COMMUNION

Each Sunday, Holy Communion is extended to those who have confessed a true relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. This is an internal confession between you and your Savior. First the bread and then the individual cups are passed in the pews. After each element is received, they are held until all have been served. The pulpit serving team will pray and signal the taking of each element.

DRESS CODE

The dress format is informal, but please select attire that is pleasing to the Lord and does not draw attention to a lack of discipline, provoking sensuality. Consideration . . . for both those formally dressed and those with respectful casual clothing . . . is practiced and appreciated.

MUSIC

Music is selected that blesses the congregation as they sing the enduring and rich words of Scripture. Singing at S.H.C. is not for entertainment, but to edify what God has written down. The selection of traditional hymns, as well as more recent meaningful songs and choruses, are for glorifying God and not appeasing man. We sing at times in celebration, and at times with sober-mindedness. But always, we sing for the glory of God!

CONGREGATIONAL SCRIPTURE

There is an appreciated tradition in the beginning of each service for a few minutes. Anyone so led can read a verse from any portion of the Bible with everyone standing at their seats. This is as God inspires individuals with a specific verse through the week.

SUMMIT CIRCLE

After each Sunday’s pulpit message, there is a 5-minute break before the SUMMIT CIRCLE begins.  During this time everyone (young people too) will be welcome to bring questions, comments, and discussions pertaining to the morning’s teaching.  It is a time that encourages everyone to ponder God’s truth and apply it in the days ahead.   In addition, let’s all endeavor to apply and share according to the below scriptures encouraging each other along with personal testimonies of God’s goodness in each of our lives giving thanks to Him and sharing any needed areas of prayers.

Col. 3:16-17; Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Eph. 5:18-21; And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

James 5:13-14 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

FELLOWSHIP TIME & MONTHLY POTLUCK

Everyone is invited to stay for a fellowship after the service. We want this to be a time where the saints can get to know each other and deepen our relationships. We have weekly fellowship meals and then on the last Sunday of every month, we partake in a potluck-style fellowship meal. Again, we invite all guests to be a part of this sweet fellowship and no one should ever feel obligated in any way to bring anything (except themselves) as we are certainly blessed to be able to serve each other in this way as we grow in the grace of our Lord and Savior.