FPO services are first and foremost centered on God—specifically on the person and work of Jesus. Our desire at FPO during our Sunday morning worship service is to glorify God and exalt Christ by worshiping in Spirit and in Truth. We do this through songs of praise, hymns of tradition, confessions, the reading of Scripture, traditional creeds and prayers passed down by faithful fathers of the reformed faith and most importantly – the preached Word of God. The sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are a vital part of worship here at FPO; we celebrate the Lord’s Supper once a month and baptism as needed.
Our Belief About Worship
God calls us to a lifestyle of worship. We should live each moment of every day unto our Lord.
- Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. ~Psalm 1:1-2.
- I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. ~Romans 12:1
The Sunday Morning Service is a vital element of worship for FPO. We seek to devote ourselves “to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)
- not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. ~Hebrews 10:25
Our Style of Worship
The musical style of FPO is what some might consider “folk” or “acoustic” but, we long to have a broad world vision in our worship that weaves a variety of musical forms and expressions. We incorporate the rich resources of past and present—songs, readings, prayers, liturgies, etc.—while looking with joy toward the day of Jesus’ return. We use contemporary texts and melodies but are also very driven with traditional hymnody because we cherish the richness and depth of traditional hymns that have stood the test of time. Our services are usually described as “refreshingly liturgical” and we think you will find both order and spontaneity to the flow and rhythm of any given service at FPO.