February 25, 2024
We are glad you are here with us today because we believe that our time is special and life-transforming. We meet at 10AM in our Main Auditorium, with a livestream outdoors in the shade and indoors in the Family Room. The Family Room is set up especially for young children and parents. The outdoor area is for anyone, including pets.
Gathering for church is both assumed and commanded in the Bible (for example, Hebrews 10:24-25). For those who don't want to or who can't gather, we encourage them to, but we also believe that they may still benefit from many of the ministries of the word of God and of worship. Hence, we livestream our worship services. Please be aware that watching online (rather than gathering) limits your ability to worship, which is meant to be done together. It is not what the Bible means by "the church," which literally means "the assembly." Again, we encourage you to join us every Sunday.
What can you expect at Sunday Worship Service?
PRAYING & READING SCRIPTURE. We submit ourselves to God with a reading of Scripture and go to Him in prayer, recognizing the One we have gathered to worship. God’s mercies are new every morning.
SINGING TOGETHER. We joyously join together in song in praise of the triune God. Singing helps us to connect our hearts and emotions to God and unites us as we rejoice in the gospel.
STUDYING SCRIPTURE. We open God’s word to study what it says and apply it. The Bible is God’s self-disclosure to His people. It is a light unto our paths and sustenance for our souls.
KIDS CHURCH. Kids Church consists of a children's program for 2-7-year-olds and another program for 2nd grade to 5th grade students. There is also a Family Room for parents with infants and toddlers which shows audio and video of the main worship service. Children in these age ranges are also welcome to attend the main worship service with their families. And of course, children younger than 2 and 6th grade and up are welcome in "Big Church."
TAKING COMMUNION. The gathered church (those physically attending) will take communion in remembrance of the sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God, Jesus Christ. (Those who are not gathering will forgo this ordinance.)
OFFERING OUR FINANCES & PRAYERS. Having received God’s word, we respond in worship by prayerfully, joyfully, and sacrificially giving of our money. Use our app to offer prayer requests and seek fellowship, and give offerings online. You can also ask for prayer and give offerings on this website.
SCATTERING FOR MISSION. Having responded in repentance and faith, being equipped by God’s word and filled with His Spirit, we embrace our calling as children of God to be witnesses of His love and grace.
How Can You Get Involved?
MEET IN COMMUNITY GROUPS. During the week we gather for fellowship, prayer, and study in homes throughout Los Angeles to wrestle with the truths of the Bible and love one another. Most groups are meeting in person or through online software such as Zoom. Find a Community Group near you by visiting: delreychurch.com/cgmap
MEMORIZE THE CATECHISM. Join with others in our church as we memorize the New City Catechism. The word catechism comes from a Greek word κατηχέω (katecheo), which is a term used to describe the communication of information and instruction. As Christians, we are deeply concerned that our community is one marked by communication of biblical information and godly instruction for life in Christ.
Memorize the question and answer.
- Question 8: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?
- Answer: You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below—you shall not bow down to them or worship them. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.
- Scripture Reference: Exodus 20:3
- Check out our awesome Catechism Resources with activities and songs to help you memorize!
GIVE FINANCIAL OFFERINGS TO SUPPORT THE CHURCH. It is good for us to give as part of our regular worship to support the mission and ministry of the church - that's why God tells us to do it. We offer many ways to give to suit any mode of generosity the Lord puts on your heart. You can give on our app (tap the "GIVE" tile). You can give right here on our website at delreychurch.com/online-giving.