Worship and Music
Worship inspires and directs all that we do at Broadway, from spiritual growth to community ministry, missions outreach and fellowship. We are lifted in worship with joy, awe, reverence and praise by stained glass windows in a sacred gothic space fitted with ten thousand pipes. Broadway celebrates a long history of liturgical worship, forming a foundation for scripture reading, contemporary messages, new and old hymns and opportunities for commitment, dedication and renewal.
Sunday morning worship begins at 10:50 AM with the greeting, “The Lord is with you”, in acknowledgement that God is the focus of our worship and the audience for our worship. Music engages our souls and our minds and periods of silence encourage us to commune with God. Litanies help us speak what we claim to believe and printed meditations teach us to use our minds. Scripture calls us to free ourselves from self-centeredness and Holy Communion leads us to rededicate our lives to Christ.
Worship calls us to deeper commitment. We worship not only because we love God, but also to learn how to love God more completely. Worship doesn’t reflect who we are so much as it shapes who we are becoming. We gather to remember that God calls us to live as family with those who join us in worship and with those who never will. A mid-week time is set aside for fellowship dinner and Bible study.
Broadway Baptist Church observes the liturgical year. Our services include the season of Advent, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month and baptisms throughout the year. Music is a major part of our worship experience. Talents and skills are nurtured and developed from pre-school through adulthood through choirs and handbells.