Grants Pass, Oregon

At HOFGP we delight in the things of God and in the fellowship of one another. Our gatherings include joyful celebration and sound teaching from the Bible. Join us each Sunday for praise, confession, prayer, rejoicing, sharing, preaching, learning, covenanting, feasting and fellowshipping.

Worship Services are every Sunday

Prayer time at 9:30 a.m.

Service begins at 10 a.m. and typically last until around 12:15 p.m.

Potluck-style lunch begins shortly after the service. Guests are welcome to join us in fellowship over what we call Shared Meal.

Address: 4335 Williams Highway, Grants Pass, Oregon.

Sunday Morning Order of Worship

Our weekly order of worship follows a pattern that reflects God’s design. In worship, God speaks and the people respond to Him. Please prepare yourself and your family for worship. Before the service begins, please greet others and find a place to sit together as a family.

Praise

Call to Worship: An invitation to come into God’s presence
Invocation: We call upon our God to receive our worship

Confession

Responsive Reading of God’s Word: We read a portion of Scripture aloud together
Corporate Confession of Sin: There is a time provided for silent corporate prayer.
Assurance of Pardon: We declare God’s promised forgiveness in Christ
Song of Rejoicing: We celebrate our redemption in song

Catechism

We have a brief teaching on one of the consecutive questions of the Catechism based on the London Baptist Confession.

Hymn of the Month

Each month we sing one hymn every Sunday, encouraging our members to sing four-part harmony from our hymn book.

Greetings

We enjoy a brief time of greeting, snacks and conversation before the sermon.

Sermon

Each Sunday one of our Bible teachers preaches an expository sermon from the Bible and exhorts the congregation to grow in Christ.  Note taking is encouraged.  The printed bulletin usually includes a sermon outline and questions for discussion.

Communion

We observe weekly communion, remembering the Lord’s Supper and celebrating His resurrection, ascension and reign.  On the first Sunday of each month we receive the elements while staying seated.  On the other Sundays we leave our seats to take communion together as families or in small groups.  All professing Christians are welcome to partake. Children participate under the jurisdiction of their parents.  Feel free to join another family for communion if you desire.

Announcements and Pastoral Prayer

One of our Elders gives announcements and prays for the needs of the body, community and world.

Church Covenant

On the first Sunday of each month, our members recite the church covenant together. (Go to “Connect” tab and “Membership” to view Church Covenant near bottom.)

Shared Meal

Join us for lunch every Sunday after our worship service as we continue our fellowship. Visitors are welcome to stay as our guest. Members should bring 1) an entree and 2) a side dish, salad, or dessert, enough to feed their own families and two extra servings. Tableware and drinks are provided.

Attire: modest, informal, seasonal (dress up if you like)
Offerings: offering box on information table; offering bags passed during announcements.
Children Welcome: We delight in children and expect them to be with their parents during worship. We do not provide childcare. A nursing/cry room is available, as is a thick rug with toys near the sound booth. The ladies restroom has a changing table.
Volunteers: Everyone is invited to help with cleanup after the Shared Meal. Working together is a fabulous form of productive fellowship. On the second Sunday of every month, we together do a deep cleaning of the facility to bless our hosts.