- What time is your Sunday Service held?
Sunday Service begins at 10:40AM
- What is a typical Sunday Service like?
- Generally our Sunday Service follows the following structure:
- Call to Worship: A reading from Scripture will call us all to attention and let us know service is starting. This will be followed by the worship team leading our congregation in song.
- Announcements: Pastor Rob will give a brief opening prayer and then welcome everyone. After this he will go through any upcoming events, news or special prayer requests and praise notes that concern the church.
- Greetings: We then take a few minutes for the congregation to say hello to each other, greet any visitors and generally get caught up on each others lives.
- Scripture Reading: Once everyone has returned to their seats (which can sometimes be the hardest part of the Service – we are a very friendly church!) A passage of Scripture related to the message is read.
- Worship in Music: After the reading the Worship Team will lead the congregation in a couple of songs of praise.
- Pastor’s Prayer: This is a time when our Pastor prays for needs of the church, our local community, or the world as we all join together and come before the throne of God. After this prayer time, the Spanish service splits off into Room 210, to hear the message preached in Spanish by Pastor Luis Ruz. Children sixth grade and under are also dismissed for Nursery or Kid’s Church. This will be followed by another song of worship lead by our Worship Team.
- Message: The main part of the Service is our message. This is generally delivered by Pastor Rob or Associate Pastor Dustin but from time to time another church leader or guest speaker may also sharing a word with the congregation. Generally the message will be on a portion of scripture in a book of the Bible we are currently going through. Our church takes an exegetical approach to Scripture, going through one book of the Bible at a time, verse by verse.
- Worship and Dismissal: After the sermon, our worship team will lead the congregation in a closing song. An opportunity to give an offering and or to share a prayer request or a praise note is also done at this point.
- Meet and Share: After the Service is over, parents can pick up their children from their classrooms. Everyone is invited to spend some time having a cup of coffee, speaking with each other or the Pastor and leaders, and for those who would like to have a prayer need met, can have this done at this time.
- What are the sermons like?
We approach Scripture with reverence and respect, and the sermons reflect this. Our pastors and elders bring portions of Scripture to life through careful study and intentional exegesis. Depending on the current series, we go through the Bible book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse not only to understand the specific verse, but also how it fits into the whole of the Bible and what it means for us today..
- What kind of worship music do you play at Orange Villa?
Our Worship Team plays a variety of songs and styles, from contemporary to classic hymns. The main priority of our congregational worship is to focus on God, his goodness, his promise and our position as his children.
- What Bible translation do you use?
Most of our Scripture readings and sermon notes are from the English Standard Version (ESV) but you are welcome to use whatever translation you wish. It is not uncommon to see one member with a King James Bible sitting next to another with a NIV.
- Am I expected to tithe or give an offering?
We do have an offering opportunity during our service, but no one is required to give. Rather, we ask that your heart lead you. We believe that Scripture gives us the best advice on giving. Here is just one passage we often remind our congregation to follow:
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7
- Do you offer Communion and if so how is it done?
We believe Communion is an important part of Christian life. It is a commandment from Christ to remember every time we taste bread and wine, and even when we sit at the tables in our own homes, that He is the one who provides all we need. At OVBC we offer Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Communion is held at the end of the Service. Our Pastor will remind us of the meaning of Communion as well as the reasons why we should as well as should NOT take Communion. Our Deacons or Elders will then offer a prayer for both the wine (yes grape juice) and the bread (actual bread) and then the elements are passed to all the congregation. You are not required to take Communion but all are invited to participate as long as they have examined their heart and feel it is proper.
If you have any other questions about Sunday Service, please feel free to call us at 714.637.3250 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Most of all, we want to feel welcomed when you come.