What To Expect When You Visit the church of Christ in Olympia
You can expect to feel welcome in our assembly. Jesus said, "by this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:35). We will make every effort to help you feel welcome when you visit with us.
You can expect to study the Bible. We rely on Gods word to instruct us in all aspects of our lives. It is profitable and powerful to study the living word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; Romans 1:16).
We sing without mechanical instrument accompaniment. Our worship to God is from the heart (John 4:24). Ephesians 5:19 commands us to sing and make melody in our hearts to God. Except for the heart, there is no authority in the New Testament for offering any other kind of instrumental music in worship to God. What was done in the Old Testament is not part of the New (Romans 7:1-4; Colossians 2:14; John 12:48-49).
We sing as a congregation. Every Christian edifies one another as we sing praises of worship to our God (Colossians 3:16)
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper each Sunday. This activity was done by early Christians in weekly remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). The fruit of the vine represents His shed blood, and the unleavened bread represents Christ’s body. As we eat and drink these emblems, we remember and reflect upon the price He paid in His sacrifice on the cross.
We are led in prayer. As a congregation we select men to lead us in prayer to God (1 Timothy 2:8)
We take up a collection to aid the work of the church. God commands us to do this each Sunday as well (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). As a visitor, you are neither asked nor expected to take part in the contribution.