We gather together every Sunday, the Lord’s Day, for corporate worship at 10:00 AM.
Following corporate worship, we have regular opportunities for fellowship and study in the afternoon.
The Sunset Funeral Home graciously provides the use of their chapel for worship services.
Our regular meeting location is the Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on 6321 Bandera Road, Leon Valley, TX 78238.
In the event of scheduling conflicts, we meet at an alternate location.
Our alternate meeting location is the Sunset North Funeral Home on 910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232.
Please contact us with any questions about the current meeting location.
Our worship services are a little bit different from those of the average modern American evangelical church. Many visitors are struck by the sweet simplicity of New Testament worship. Our aim is to honor the revealed will of the living and true God who loved us, made us, and redeemed us from sin at the expense of his own dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. We are careful therefore neither to add to the elements prescribed for worship under the New Testament nor take away from them.
The practices of Old Testament worship at the Jerusalem temple became obsolete in AD 70 with the destruction of the temple by Roman forces under Titus Flavius Vespasianus. The New Testament worship we practice is thus the much simpler and enduring style of the synagogue. On this side of the cross, the New Testament offers no more reverberating sound of the trumpet, harp, cymbals, or other instruments formerly authorized for the temple, as described in Psalm 150:3-5. You will see no fine priestly garments and smell no incense. Those things were most certainly fit for an earlier age, when God commanded their use to prefigure the glory of a savior-king to come.
But the once-for-all sacrifice of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world has transformed our worship of God ever since. Upon the atoning death of Christ and our being raised together with him, the church has attained her majority. We are set free from the former, Old Covenant templates of worship that merely prefigured him, to worship him now in Spirit and in truth. You’ll find us singing in worship only the Spirit-inspired hymnal used by Christ and the apostles: the Biblical Psalms, metrically arranged for a cappella congregational singing. You’ll hear prayers offered; the Scriptures read, explained, and relevantly applied; and the benediction of the Lord pronounced upon his gathered people. At stated intervals and as providentially needed, we observe the administration of the sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which our Lord gave his church for our growth in grace until he comes again.
Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.