Assembling The People

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

In both early Israel and the church, the assembly of the people is essential to worship. The act of assembling constitutes the ekklesia, the people of God, who come together in response to the Lord's call and celebrate communally Word and sacrament. This act of assembly begins by gathering together the people of God.

The worship assembly is the gathering of baptized Christians who, in response to God's call, come together at periodic but regular intervals to celebrate the liturgy of the...


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