We'd love to have you come visit. We meet at the facilities of Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church at 1411 Wieldraayer Rd. in Oak Harbor at the corner of Wieldraayer and Swantown. Contact us for information about our evening meetings.
We seek to worship our Triune God – Father, Son, and Spirit, according to the ways he has instructed in His Word. The Psalms, Hymns, and Songs we sing are focused on exalting the Father, glorifying Christ, and thanking Him for His overwhelming mercy to us in the gospel, and exhorting and encouraging one another. We worship not only in song, but with prayer, giving, learning and growing from the reading and preaching of God’s Word, and each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. The preaching of the Word, the singing of the Word, the reading of the Word, the fellowship of the saints, prayer (including sung praises, thanksgivings, and petitions!), and the Lord's Supper all serve as the ordinary, or typical, means that God uses to strengthen us in our faith.
The Lord's Supper
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of each month, and on special occasions during the year. As redeemed sinners, we need to be reminded of the gospel, and the Lord’s Supper makes the gospel message visible and tangible to those who receive it by faith. It communicates to us afresh the cost of our sin and the glory of our salvation, it nourishes us spiritually, it reminds us that the death of Jesus assures us of God’s love for us as believers, and it binds us together in a new community. We invite all baptized Christians who trust in Christ alone as their Savior and Lord, and who seek strength and grace to live more faithfully, to participate with us. Others are requested not to participate in the Supper, but we encourage them to ask the Lord to bring to them his salvation by his grace, even today.
Children in Worship
It is our hope that our day of worship ministers to people of all ages, so we provide a nursery for very young children (0-4), and an area in the narthex or library for parents to use with their very young children when needed. We also offer a “Worshippers in Training” Class (WIT) for children ages 5-8 available at parents' discretion. This class is designed to teach the Scriptures to our younger kids at a level fitting their age, which is helpful to their spiritual growth, also. Children will be excused prior to the sermon and return during the Lord’s Supper, or at the end of our Worship Service. We consider it a great privilege and responsibility to come alongside families to disciple those of all ages.
Christian Reformed Church Facilities
We meet at the the facilities of Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church, so please don’t let the signs fool you. Be looking for the Grace Evangelical Church sign too!
From Rte. 20, drive west on Swantown, passing Ft. Nugent Rd. and then the Whidbey Island Country Club. The church is just off Swantown on the left. See the bottom of the page for a map.
Other Fellowship Opportunities
The fellowship of believers is essential to expressing love and nurturing relationships both horizontally with one another, and vertically with our Creator. So, we encourage the body to spend time with one another after our worship service. Once a month this time includes either a fellowship meal or light refreshments. Additionally, on the other weeks of the month, there is a brief break before our 4pm meeting in which people often eat together with food they've brought from home or other sources. Some may even bring an additional setting.
Finally, the local church should fulfill its role in reaching out into our community, and beyond -- both practically and spiritually. We encourage our members to invest regular time into one another's lives and into the lives of unreached and unredeemed people in our community, and all over the world. Such is our expression of God's abundant love and grace flowing from hearts transformed by the gospel.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.