When people gather for worship they are praising God and celebrating his love for each and every one of us. Worship is the public prayer of the Church. In the tradition of the Scottish Episcopal Church, much of our worship follows a common framework or ‘liturgy’. In this way words become familiar, and part of who we are.
Some public prayer may be highly structured, on other occasions it might be more informal. Some styles of worship may seem quite ornate, others very simple. Some church communities may use contemporary songs, others traditional hymns and choirs.
In each, though, there is a common bond, a united fellowship of people coming together to praise and to listen to God. When we worship God knows we are not perfect but God does offer us total forgiveness. Also, when we are sad or feeling lost, the words used in worship can offer comfort and reassurance.