A service of public worship is not merely a gathering of God’schildren with each other, but before all else, a meeting of the triune God with His chosen people. God is present in public worship not only by virtue of the Divine omnipresence but, much more intimately, as the faithful covenantSavior. The Lord Jesus Christ said: “Where two or three are gathered together in My name there I am in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).
The end of public worship is the glory of God. His people should engage in all its several parts with an eye single to His glory. Public worshiphas as its aim the building of Christ’s Church by the perfecting of the saintsand the addition to its membership of such as are being saved -- all to the glory of God. Through public worship on the Lord’s day Christians shouldlearn to serve God all the days of the week in their every activity, remembering, whether they eat or drink, or whatever they do, to do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)