Steve Atkerson helpfully cuts through this and reminds us to "Worship At All Times, But Meet Primarily to Edify.
The reason for “meeting together” is to “encourage” one another. We are to think of ways to “spur” one another on toward love and good deeds. In this sense the church meeting is to be designed to equip the believer to go out and worship during the week. As Francis Scott Key wrote, “And since words can never measure, let my life show forth thy praise.”