Worship: Ancient and Modern

Services at Iron Works blend both contemporary and ancient elements. We sing a mixture of hymns, original worship songs, and some modern praise music. Services contain readings of scripture, prayers, preaching of the Bible, and the Lord’s table.  At worship, we focus on what God says to us in the Scriptures and how He calls us to respond.  

Check out a recent worship guide to get an idea of what a service looks like.


Liturgy, simply put, is a defined pattern or order for how something is done. In the context of a church service, liturgy is, in essence, a dialogue between God and us, a pattern that we can follow throughout the week. We see God’s glory, we are called to worship and respond with devotion. As we see God, we also see our sin, and there is space to confess, as well as to receive God’s unequivocal pardon. We respond in thanksgiving as we are brought to the Lord's table in communion. This rhythm grounds us in the rich history of the church, following the pattern laid out for generations, but it is also comes alive in a new way each week, a new conversation every time. 


The music functions in this dialogue by giving people the chance—and in fact the responsibility—to sing the truth to their neighbor, as well as to receive that truth and worship. The music facilitates church members serving one another in this way by giving them a unified voice. To that end, in our stylistic and song choices, we value songs that are singable, both ancient and modern, and songs that cover a range of emotion, giving space for both joy and lament, praise and pleading, with a strong current of the gospel running throughout.  

You can get a feel for our musical style from our 2017 EP, Songs of Approach


We desire that our church members care for one another as a community, and Sunday services are a part of that.  We seek to be hospitable and welcoming, providing light breakfast fare and time to connect with new faces and longtime friends.

Following the worship service, leaders from Iron Works are available in the back of the room to pray with and for you.  If you are feeling the weight of something in your life, we would love to pray for you. Prayer requests are kept confidential.  

Children Are Welcome

Children are valued parts of our church, and we seek to engage them in a number of ways. They are always welcome in the service, noises and all! We also have some other opportunities for our little ones.

  • Baby Works (0–2 nursery) is available beginning at 9 am throughout Open Space and the worship service.

  • TotWorks (2–4) is a hands-on class that teaches children about the structure of the service.

  • KidWorks (K5–2nd grade) is a class that meets during the sermon portion of the service

  • Once a month on Doodle Sundays, the older kids get a chance to stay in the service, with special activities and supplies. We want them to learn that church is for them, too, and give them skills to worship with the rest of the congregation.

  • Sunday School classes for kids 5-10 and preteens/teens 11-14

Read more about how we aim to minister to families at Iron Works.