Sunday Morning Worship Service begins at 10:00 a.m. During the school year, Sunday School classes are offered at 9:00 a.m. Seating for worship begins at 9:45 a.m., and the service lasts approximately one and a half hours. Our dress is fitting to each individual’s preference for reverence and rest to worship our God. Our nursery is staffed by adults and teenagers who have been screened and approved for youth work, and they follow strict guidelines for cleanliness.
Upon arrival, greeters will meet you in the foyer where you’ll be given a bulletin listing the details of that particular service as well as a listing of the week’s calendar and announcements regarding all the upcoming events at the church. Ushers will be available to assist you in finding your way around.
On the counters in the foyer, you will find pamphlets, booklets, and additional information about our church, our denomination, and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Of particular interest to newcomers is the “Welcome” booklet.
During our worship service, three key people lead the congregation: the worship leader, the song leader, and one of our pastors. The worship leader is responsible to lead the congregation in the order of our service. The song leader helps us sing the songs of praise to God. Our music is contemporary, traditional, and original; song books are available in the rows to follow along. Our pastors teach us God’s Word.
Following the service, we hope you will stay for a while so we have the opportunity to meet you. Please join us for a fresh cup of coffee, which is available down the main hallway in front of the kitchen.
Please join us! We look forward to meeting you.
Christ our Lord has given us two sacraments by which he visibly signs and seals to us, members of his church, his covenant promises. These sacraments are: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, Matt 28.18-20; 1 Cor 11.23-32.
Baptism signals our union with Christ in his death and resurrection, Rom 6.4-5. Baptism is an initiating sacrament—marking a person as belonging to the membership of Christ’s church, his covenant community. Therefore, baptism is for adults who come to faith in Christ, complete our membership requirements, and for their children, Gen 17; Acts 2.38-39.
We typically baptize adults who come to faith at our annual Membership Sunday. Members, to whom the Lord blesses with children, are encouraged to have their newborn children baptized as soon as possible. Just let our office administrator know, and she will tell our pastoral staff. We usually set aside the second Sunday of every month for baptism of our infants.
2] The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper signals our communion with Christ, 1 Cor 10.16-17. By it, Christ gives himself to us spiritually. He is really present with us and in us, confirming his promises to us. That is why the Lord’s Supper is a time of great joy and peace.
For this reason, God gives us three guidelines for receiving the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner, see 1 Cor 11.27-32. First, a believer ought to examine themselves and understand they are sinners in need of the saving graces of Jesus Christ. Second, a believer should recognize the sacrament as a sharing in Christ’s body and blood—this is a holy act. Finally, a believer ought to understand that they are participating as one among many—that is, that our relationships as members are to be moving towards reconciliation.
All believers, who are members in good standing with their churches, are encouraged to partake of the Lord’s Supper. We celebrate this sacrament on the first and third Sunday of each month (with some flexibility due to varying circumstances in our congregational life) and also on Good Friday.
However, for the reasons stated above, we urge people not to partake of the Lord’s Supper if they are: 1] not believers in Jesus Christ, or 2] are believers but are refusing to be reconciled with fellow Christians, Matt 5.23-24.
Music is a language that is living, breathing, changing. Because music is not static, older music can become dated and dull-sounding to modern ears. Each culture molds and shapes the sensibilities and influences the criteria for what makes music good and pleasing. Music complements theology; music adorns the preaching of the Word in a worship service; music ministers to the heart.
Rocky Mountain Community Church is blessed to have Trudy Poirier as music director. Her involvement in church music began as a child in her father’s Assemblies of God congregation. From youth on, she has been leading worship at the piano and writing music. Only in the past ten years, however, has she begun to seriously apply herself to developing doctrinally sound, singable music for congregations. She has done so in response to two observations: First, the theology promoted by many contemporary choruses often falls short of a careful, biblical standard. Second, the music of theologically rich hymns is sometimes uninspiring or hard for congregations to sing. As a result of her work, she began Pear Tree Music.
Pear Tree Music endeavors to breathe new life into hymnody—those voices from the past who speak powerful lyrics explaining the gospel in a priceless and timeless way—by clarifying the meaning of archaic words, phrases, and complicated language and providing a melodic framework for the lyrics to shine in singable, culturally fit music of our day.
Through biblically faithful texts set to original melodies and arrangements, it is Trudy’s earnest desire that Pear Tree Music would assist the Body of Christ in worship with the hope that the church might be “built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12-13).
For millennia, Christians have realized the immense value of singing. With that same view, Rocky Mountain Community Church seeks to help believers worship with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength most reverently, passionately, and vigorously on the piano, strings, guitars, flute, and percussion.
Jesus’ view of nursery work: “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all—he is the greatest” (Luke 9:48). Those that serve in this ministry are blessed with fellowship with Christ, one another, and with the children.
The RMCC nursery provides a valuable ministry to parents and young children during the Sunday worship service and the Sunday school hour. Our very qualified youth workers serve in the nursery on a rotating schedule. All workers in the nursery are screened and approved for youth work. The nursery ministry is run very thoroughly with scheduling expectations; caregiver ratios; a check-in-check-out log; nametags for everyone; directives for childcare, potty trips, and discipline; adequate supplies; opening and closing checklists. Sedley Marble is RMCC’s Nursery Coordinator.
The leadership of RMCC values all stages of motherhood and encourages everyone to join and remain in the worship service in the sanctuary; however, a temporary area for a mother to tend to her infant is provided in the women’s bathroom, during the worship service in the downstairs center room (door #33), and during Sunday School in the downstairs Resource Room (door #34). The purpose of providing these areas is to enhance the spiritual growth of mothers with infants and to enable mothers to meet the physical needs of their infants during Sunday school and Sunday worship service. Our goal is to provide a mother-infant area where mothers can listen to the Sunday worship service while taking care of their infants; to provide rockers, changing table, and emergency supplies in the mother-infant area; to broadcast the Sunday worship service in the mother-infant area. FATHERS: There is a baby changing station mounted in the men’s bathroom.