“We should not miss the Lord’s Supper or Sunday morning services. Corporate worship is a means of grace. You should always attend to the preached Wrod. This is not a casual thing. It is not about being religious. It is about being diligent in pursuing the means that God has ordained for bringing people to faith.” RC Sproul
This week we’ll be learning about Everyday Mission from 1 Peter 2.13-25 as we continue our Everyday Church series.
Our songs for Sunday are (click on the song title for words/music/video):
Each Sunday at New City we feast on the Lord’s Supper. Consider 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 in preparation.
We also get to celebrate with the baptism of Jordan Helin this Sunday.
Baptism is a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, a picture of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ, and also a picture of the community that God is forming. You’ll see two kinds of baptisms at New City. Adults who place their faith in Christ come to baptism as an expression of their faith and as a sign of their entrance and participation in the covenant community. Children of believing adults are also eligible for baptism. For a child, baptism conveys the grace of being included in God’s covenant community and acts as an engagement to be the Lord’s. In neither case does baptism save a person. We are saved by grace through faith. Adult baptism reflects back to the work of Christ in bringing one to faith, and infant baptism looks forward to a day when a child can embrace the gospel by faith. In both cases, we rejoice in the saving work of Christ calling out a people for himself.
There are 2 things you can do every Sunday to pitch in, even if you aren’t serving in an “official” capacity:
(1) Sit in the front rows so that we are utilizing all our chairs. The room sometimes gets quite full and it’d be great if we could fill those front rows first. Be daring. Sit in the front.
(2) Park in the back parking lot to make room for guests in the front lot.
We meet each Sunday at 10am for worship. Currently we meet at John P Parker Elementary School (5051 Anderson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45227).
Here’s some general information about what to expect:
Our Gathering | Our worship gathering is simple, focused on Christ, and meant to be accessible to you whether you’ve been in church your whole life, or whether you’ve never been to church at all. We regularly explain the elements of our service and you are free to participate as you feel comfortable. Each gathering has a mix of historical and contemporary elements, hopefully pulling the best from the old and the new. We think less in terms of the false “contemporary or traditional” dichotomy and more in terms of including both formative and expressive elements of worship without chronological snobbery. Typical elements in our worship include singing, prayer, and a sermon. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on a weekly, acknowleding that our worship gatherings are more FEAST than lecture. Our service normally lasts until about 11:20am.
Children | Since children are an important part of the church, children of all ages are welcome in our worship (as they are able). We do provide a well-staffed Nursery for children ages 0-3 & Childrens’ Church for ages 5-9. For more information on New City Kids, click here.
What should I wear? | There’s no single standard for what’s appropriate to wear. At New City, you’ll see people in jeans, sport coats, dresses, shorts, and everything in between. We had a guy wear a suit once. Your presence is the main thing.
New City is a fairly new church in Oakley (a neighborhood northeast of downtown Cincinnati). We’re excited to tell you the story of what God has done, is doing, and we hope will do with our church. New City is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
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