“We believe that all men and women are born free and equal; thus we claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience unmolested, and allow all men and women the same privilege; let them worship whom, how, where, or what they may.” – Twelfth Article of Faith
Our worship is an act of religious devotion directed towards God the Father, through our worship of the Son, Jesus Christ while being filled with the Holy Spirit. An act of worship may be performed in groups as small as two or three people, they may be informal or formal, or a gathering directed by a designated leader. Small acts of kindness and charity are seen as a form or worship. Gathering to do comunity service is a form of worship. It is all about giving Glory to the God that made us, the God that Saved us – even Jesus Christ.
While there are a number of ways to worship the Lord, generally when Mormons talk of worship, we are referring to the Sacraments of the Lord’s Supper.
“The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” – John 4: 23-24 KJV
This is what we do when we partake of the bread and wine or water, depending on the denomination, that we “may always have his Spirit to be with them” (Moroni 4: 3 OPV). It is recommended that we gather as Saints once a week with all that will join us to partake of these Sacraments that we may worship the Father in spirit and in truth. There are a number of Latter Day Saint denominations to choose from, and the largest two, Community of Christ and the Latter-day Saints, can be found in nearly all major cities.
Contact us, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn where there will be a meeting close to you that you may worship with us, or if you would like to open you home for meetings.
Dress Code: While there is no dress code for the Church of Jesus Christ, some denominations do have what they deem appropriate attire. We should all pray and wear what we feel is appropriate, and if you wish to continue worshipping with a particular denomination, they will let you know how to dress.
That said, there are some common sense guidelines. Mainly, we should remember to dress modestly. For example, one should not arrive unclothed or under clothed. No swimsuits or the like. Our focus should be on the Lord, not on what others are wearing, one should not worry about being judged in a meetinghouse. Those officiating in home worship as a nondenominational Mormon may wear the Robes of the Priesthood over their clothing, making what they wear under irrelevant to anyone but themselves and the Lord.
All should feel welcome, regardless of how they dress. It is our hearts the Lord looks at, not our clothing.
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