Why do we have a service on Sunday evening when many churches have canceled that worship hour?
We have an evening service because we are convinced that all day Sunday is the Lord’s Day (). This is the day set apart for prayer, worship and fellowship. It is not just the morning, but all day.
We have an Evening Service because we need every possible opportunity to hear the Word of God and learn more of His truth. Temptations are strong, false doctrine abounds everywhere, we need this evening hour to be become grounded in the Word of God.
We have an Evening Service because the apostles met on Sunday evenings. Not only did they meet, but Christ honored their meetings just as He does today with His presence (). The apostle Thomas ( ) was the only one not present with them, and it’s clear from Scripture that he was in a backslidden spiritual condition. Then, it was at an Evening Service that he repented and got right with the Lord ( ).
The practice of Evening Services was common. The apostle Paul conducted such meetings ().
The practice of Evening Services continued after the death of the apostles, and we have the witness of a heathen writer, the young Pliny in the year 109 A.D., describes the morning worship of the believers and then adds, “afterwards in the evening they assembled again. . .” So, in biblical manner, all who love the Lord observe His day by attending Sunday Evening services.