Central Avenue gathers the people of God to worship Him twice every Sunday; beginning and ending the Lord's Day in His house and together with His people.
9:30 am Morning Worship
5:00 pm Evening Worship
Morning Worship is broadcast live on AM 1260/96.5 FM The Pledge and the Evening Worship is broadcast there at 7:00 p.m. If you would like a CD copy of a service, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-396-6230. For a copy of the order of worship, click here.
Visitors are welcome anytime to any service
Our church building is located at 259 Central Avenue, downtown Holland across from Centennial Park.
Click here for a map and directions
Additional special worship services are held as follows:
6:30 pm Prayer Service for Crops & Industry (1st or 2nd Wednesday in March)
7:00 pm Good Friday
7:20 pm National Day of Prayer Gathering (1st Thursday in May)
7:00 pm Ascension Day Prayer Service
9:30 am Thanksgiving Day
9:30 am Christmas Day
For the preaching/worship schedule, please check the on-line calendar for the most up-to-date information.
Central Avenue's facilities are handicapped accessible and our sanctuary is equipped with the hearing loop system.
The purpose of our worship services is to first of all glorify God. The edification of the saints is a natural by-product. Our worship services regularly include the elements of Reformed worship; such as praise, confession/pardon, profession, prayer, preaching of the Word, celebration of the sacraments and giving our gifts. Worship is viewed as a dialogue between the Creator and His people based on the blood of Jesus Christ. We at Central Avenue believe worshippers are all participants, not merely spectators.
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper is celebrated six times a year as follows:
February 1, 2015 AM
April 3, 2015 PM (Good Friday)
May 17, 2015 AM (Ascension Sunday)
July 12, 2015 PM
September 13, 2015 AM
November 22, 2015 AM
The sacrament of baptism is scheduled usually within the first few months of a covenant child's birth. One of the pastors schedule it with the parents.
For more details about specific worship services, click here to be directed to the calendar.
Preaching must first of all be Christ-centered and saturated with His gospel. In our preaching we seek to be faithful to the biblical text while bringing its timeless message to God's people today, helping them understand and obey God's holy Word. Often, sermons are preached in a series, while also seeking to honor the various special days on the church calendar. The pastors also regularly use the Heidelberg Catechism and other Reformed confessions to guide our study of God's Word.
Music is an important part of worship. Central Avenue seeks to use both old and new psalms, hymns and songs that appropriately reflect Scripture and its theme of redemption. Great care is taken to focus all the elements of the service around the message of a particular Scripture text. Primarily, our 33-rank Schantz pipe organ is used to accompany the congregation singing, but piano and other instruments are also utilized. Special music is regularly included to enhance worship, including our Chancel Choir and Orchestra Ensemble. For more information, contact our Music Director.
TO GOD ALONE BE THE GLORY!