“Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him all the earth!” Psalm 96:9
Traditional Reformed worship has several distinctive features, all which stand in stark contrast to the general trends of the modern church.
Reformed worship is simple in its form, but reverent and beautiful in its approach to God. Its prayers are humble and hopeful, its songs are robust and joyous, and its attendance upon the Word and Sacraments is both serious and central, being duly conscious of our great need as sinners before the throne of the Savior. The preaching in a Reformed church is clear and characterized by that authority which belongs to the Bible as the Word of God, and those assembled are told plainly from the pulpit each week how they are to respond in faith to what they have heard.
And all this takes place as we assemble together on Sunday as the Lord’s Day, a time set apart by God from all other days in order that we, His people, might with regularity rest from our works and give ourselves fully to His worship and praise.