Worship

W orship is about all that we are and all that we do. It’s not simply something we do as we gather on Sunday mornings, although, this is an important part of it. Worship is literally “giving God his worth.” This happens as we gather on Sundays, and we seek to worship him through our liturgy, our music, our prayers, our preaching, and our hospitality towards those from inside and outside the Cathedral community. This gathering is just the beginning, however. We then go out into the world, and throughout the week, we seek to worship him in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, soccer teams, favorite restaurants etc. In fact, everywhere we go we seek to give God his worth. Colossians 3:23 says: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” So even in the mundane tasks on Monday, as well as soaring beauty of Sunday, we can love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength (Matthew 22:37). This is what it means to truly worship God. In our liturgy we say it this way: “And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days.” [Book of Common Prayer, p. 101]