definition of worship
from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Transitive Verb: To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence. (1) To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate. (2) To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize. (3) Noun: Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness. Obs. (4) Honor; respect; civil deference. Obs. (5) Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station. (6) The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God. (7) Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration. (8) An object of worship. (9) Intransitive Verb: To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service. (10)
Mark uses the term worship to refer to any religious gathering. I say it is limited to religious veneration, submission, adoration, or reverence of a diety (2,7,10) or as a metaphor (1,3,5,6,8). I need to discuss this further with him. I don't remember exactly what he said.
The point is: if I was a diety, I would not want to be worshipped. This is why I don't like the term.