Sunday worship is an important component of Christian life at Open Arms. It is the time our family comes together to fellowship, pray, study scripture, and give glory to our creator.


What To Expect

Our worship service is designed to be a relaxed setting where you are free to experience connection with our Savior. At the same time, we strive to make it a place of reverence, where we respect and honor our Heavenly Father. Spiritual expression is welcome and encouraged, as we use music, scripture, practical preaching, and prayer to create an environment that encourages genuine spiritual growth and community.

It takes the dedication and talent of several teams to bring a Sunday service together, and there are many ways that you can be a part.



Worship Team



Someone once said that music is the language of our hearts, and this statement is never more true than during worship. Our music style is modern and relevant, while also giving new life to old favorites. Our musicians consider it a passion and an honor to give glory to God through song, and work hard at refining their art.

Currently, the worship teams rehearse on Wednesday evening in preparation for the following Sunday, as well as warming up prior to the start of the 10:00AM service. The teams are always in need of additional musicians to fill critical spots. Needed at this time are: pianists, percussionists, and wind players.

Feel free to contact one of our two worship leaders if you have any questions: Dale Bucholz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Audio/Visual



As our culture has become more and more technology-driven, we recognize the importance of audio and visual technology to spread the Gospel. People learn in different ways, and we seek to use technology to aid, and never distract from, the worship experience.

Two individuals are needed at each worship service: one for sound and one for the projection (controlled by a computer). Our church uses specifically designed worship presentation software (Easyworship) to project songs and scripture, as well as play videos. No knowledge or experience is needed to run sound or the software - we will make sure you observe and are trained prior to putting you on your own. Contact Ted Bower if you are interested in serving in either capacity at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Arts & Altar


Our Arts & Altar team have the important responsibility to care for the worship center and maintain the worship environment and it’s furnishings and decorations. These dedicated laborers prepare the worship center for all services and special occasions. It is always a highlight to see them preparing for a Baptism, as we know the Spirit will be descending on another priceless child or adult.

Arts & Altar works on a monthly rotation, in teams of two persons. If you would like to help out in this area, please contact either Linda Lowell at
(734)434-1302/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cindy Prince at (734)699-0290/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Worship Dance

Worship (or liturgical) dance is a creative and joyful way to show love for Jesus.
Dancers desire to be instruments of God, working to prepare the way of the Lord in the hearts of worshipers.

Liturgical dance is a physical expression of a desire to worship God. It is not meant to be looked upon as a performance, but rather an offering to the Lord. It is an act representing celebration, good news, even sorrow, and praise – praise for His gifts, praise for His love and praise for His presence in our lives. We use the opportunities we have to give back in worship – the gift of ability and movements that God has blessed us with to reach out to His people.

If you have an interest in either assisting with choreography or dancing in worship or special services, please contact Greta Bower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Nursery Team

Open Arms offers the services of a nursery at each service. We realize that it may be important for parents to be able to focus on worship, while children may find it difficult to do so. We provide our nursery for children up to age four, where they can play together and share a special lesson with the nursery attendant.

Note: Depending on the availability of volunteers, seasonal or special worship services may not always have nursery care available.