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Rochester, NY
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      Our Highest Calling

There is nothing more important than the worship of the one true and living God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We have been created to bow down before our Maker and render unto Him supreme praise and adoration.

Bulletin cover 12/28/08While we are to worship God privately and in our families every day of the week, God calls us to worship Him uniquely as His gathered Church on the first day of the week, the Lord's Day. Our great God has set apart this day for His glory and our good. On this day God has promised to meet with His gathered Church in a special way to hear our prayers, receive our praises, and speak to us through the reading and preaching of His Holy Word. 

As we meet with our God in worship we are reminded of His holiness, His power, His truth, His love, His salvation, His grace, His mercy, His forgiveness, His sovereignty, and His claim upon us. We recognize that we cannot worship God or be accepted by Him apart from Jesus Christ dying for our sins and being raised from the dead on the third day. Thus our God both calls us and enables us to put our faith in Jesus Christ alone and to repent from our sin.

Memorial Church therefore gathers with anticipation and expectation for public worship each Lord's Day. We begin the day with worship at 10:00 a.m. and we close the day with worship at 5:00 p.m. On the third Sunday of each month we have a modified schedule which includes a "pitch-in" luncheon after the morning worship. This is followed by an early afternoon worship service in lieu of the evening worship.

We believe you will find the worship of God here to be reverent, serious, joyful, and God-centered. You will find Christ exalted and the Word of God defining everything we do. For "faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" as it is faithfully preached (Romans 10:14-17).

Please join us for worship this coming Lord's Day...

Regular Lord's Day schedule:
10:00 A.M. Morning Worship
11:30 A.M. Sunday School for ages 3 to adult    (September - June)
(Nursery is available for each of these times.)
 Evening Worship - (See our Schedule page for most recent information)
(On the third Sunday of each month we usually have a modified schedule consisting of a fellowship meal followed by an Afternoon Worship Service in lieu of the Evening Worship.)

You'll find us at 650 Merchants Road; Rochester, NY 14609 Click here for directions on Google Maps

An Example of a Typical Worship Service:  (Is There Any Rhyme or Reason?)

God Calls Us to Draw Near Unto Him
  • The Call to Worship and God's Greeting to Us
  • The Prayer of Invocation
  • The Hymn of Praise*
  • The Law of God
  • The Hymn of Dependence upon God's Grace in Christ*
  • The Congregational Prayer

  • God Proclaims to Us His Word
  • The Old Testament Reading
  • The Hymn*
  • The New Testament Reading
  • The Sermon
  • The Prayer of Application

  • God Calls Us to Respond to His Word
  • The Giving of Tithes and Offerings
  • The Dedication of Offerings through Song
  • The Hymn of Response*

  • God Sends Us Forth With His Blessing
  • The Benediction

  • *Hymns are typically selected from the Trinity Hymnal  (revised, ©1990)

    The Lord's Supper is celebrated during morning worship on the first Lord's Day of each month.

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