WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MORNING WORSHIP AT SAINT MARTIN’S CHAPEL
What do I wear?
Clothes! While our Bishop will always “be in uniform” wearing a collared clergy shirt, members and guests should dress comfortably as appropriate for any other public gathering. Come as you are and leave everything else to Jesus!
What do I say?
Whether by large digital screen or by handheld Service Bulletin, everything in our service is spelled out clearly so that you won’t get lost or confused. That includes all the lyrics to our ancient, modern, and contemporary worship music, all the words to the corporate prayers, all references to the Reading, the Psalm, and the Gospel, and even a fill-in-the-blank Sermon Notes handout. As a Spirit-filled local church, we encourage you to fully participate throughout the praise and worship so sing, shout, dance, weep for comfort, and leap for joy!
What about the sacraments (i.e., Holy Baptism and Holy Communion)?
As a Southern Baptist church seeking retrieval of the Great Tradition for the sake of renewal, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday and offer Believer’s Baptism to those who have accepted Christ and desire to become members of our local church (Acts 2:42). Bishop Parker offers a brief teaching called “Why the Lord’s Supper Every Sunday?“ about our practice of weekly communion which you can watch in the video above or by clicking here.
“The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming” (Baptist Faith & Message 2000, Article 7).
SAINT MARTIN’s CHAPEL
our statement of faith*
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
BISHOP A. DAVID PARKER, PhD
“You’re always welcome at the Lord’s Table.” – Bishop Parker