Hi everyone! Please correct me if I use this word incorrectly, but I want to ask for your thoughts on liturgical worship. I recently transferred my membership to an OPC that is vastly different from where I was previously a member. Although both churches follow a consistent structure for worship services, this new church is much more liturgical in worship. Worship services incorporate many of the traditions I wanted to leave behind with the Roman Catholic Church (I grew up Catholic). Examples: The congregation repeats the Lord's Prayer and the Nicene Creed every week. The Lord's Supper is observed every week. The congregation responds with "Thanks be to God" after passages of Scripture are read and after the pastor says certain things. The month of December is approaching and as such, the Advent wreath will be displayed and songs of Advent will be sung. The pastor wears clerical garb and a stole whose color reflects the current time period in the church calendar. Note that I am not against following a consistent structure for worship services. The Bible states: [BIBLE]"Let all things be done decently and in order." - 1 Corinthians 14:40[/BIBLE] I am just troubled because I am not convinced that much of what my new church does follows the Regulative Principle. Not only that, but there is always the danger of these things becoming rote. Do they have biblical basis or are they merely traditions of man? Am I just being nitpicky?