Worship: what to expect
We gather Sunday mornings for worship at 8, 9:30 and 11am, as well as noon on Wednesdays.
All are welcome! On Sunday mornings, we worship for about an hour at each service. Each Sunday worship service includes forgiveness of sins, scripture, preaching, praying and holy communion (the ancient pattern of Christian worship). We sing hymns, listen to beautiful music, and participate and serve in different ways.
Come as you are! We worship together as we are comfortable - some wear jeans and t-shirts, some slacks and ties. Our worship begins and ends facing the baptismal font - first, remembering we are baptized and forgiven, then at the end of worship, being sent out into the world with a calling to serve. Each time we gather on Sunday morning, we receive Holy Communion, which we believe is Christ's true presence in bread and wine - for you. Baptism and Communion are our two sacraments, and you'll see them as central in our worship.
Our worship follows a liturgy, with words all taken from scripture and the ancient traditions of the church. Don't worry - it's all printed in a bulletin you'll receive as you come in, so hopefully you should have no problem joining right in and participating in worship, even if it's a little unfamiliar. We love welcoming guests!
We hope you experience our worship as deeply rooted, firm in tradition but relevant and always connected to our real lives today. Music is central in our worship and something people consistently share that brings them. From incredibly deep choral and instrumental music, congregational singing, and time for reflection, there is something for you here.
There is a reason we say some things - prayers, creeds, etc. - each week, as they become a part of us and the words of faith we can cling to. Our worship changes with the seasons and follows the calendar of the liturgical year - from high points at Easter, Christmas, All Saints, Pentecost, and other festivals, there is room for everything - just like life, there is a season for everything.