In a lot of Evangelical churches it is very clear that God is listening.
“It seems to me that for evangelicalism, God is present in worship basically to listen. He is not far away; rather, he is intimately and lovingly present to observe and hear the worship of his people. He listens to their praise and their prayers. He sees their obedient observance of the sacraments. He hears their testimonies and sharing. He attends to the teaching of his Word, listening to be sure that the teaching is faithful and accurate.” — W. Robert Godfrey, Worship: Evangelical or Reformed?
But many of these churches miss the fact that God is also speaking to us. How? Through his word. So, we put a high priority on hearing God’s Word in worship. The service begins with his greeting and blessing, it continues with his call to us to worship him, we hear his law and his gospel, we hear the reading and preaching of his word, we even see his word in the sacraments. (Download a bulletin.)
This means that at Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church our worship service is not a one-sided relationship. Instead, it is a divine dialogue in which God declares his love for us and we respond with confession, prayer, and praise.