The liturgy has its roots in the Old Testament, New Testament, and the early Church. It has been adapted throughout generations, but its basic form has remained the same since the days of the Apostles. From the beginning, the liturgy has been designed to express the beauty of God and the important role of Christians in worship. We gather to worship God through song, prayer, responsive reading, reflection, and celebration of the Eucharist. The following is a brief description of each aspect of the liturgy used in our worship services.