Join Us for Worship
We gather for worship each Sunday at 11:00 am with time for fellowship before and after the service. Worship services are also available on YouTube.
During the school year, our Sunday School classes meet from 9:30-10:30 am. Our building is a place for us to gather and grow as disciples, friends, neighbors, and as a church family.
What to expect in a worship service:
Currently we gather and begin with a call to worship that, most of the time, is based on a scripture. We then sing a hymn before the portion of worship where we proclaim the word through time with younger disciples, scripture reading, and scriptural reflection. We believe that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, scripture points us towards the transforming mercy, grace, and love of Jesus Christ. Regardless of our circumstances, we are called to hear and share the good news of Christ. That is why we start our worship services this way: reading and reflecting on scripture.
The rest of the worship service is a response to the good news that we are forgiven, that sin and death are conquered, that the world is being made new, and that Christ promises each of us abundant, eternal life. We respond by affirming our faith, stating positively what we believe before turning to God in prayer, confessing our reliance on Christ’s grace, lifting up the concerns of our congregation, community, and world, and committing our tithes and offerings to God. All of these are responses to the Holy Spirit’s movement in our lives, expressions of gratitude for the gift of Christ’s love, and a continuation of our commitment to share that love and that light with the world.
We close with praise as we commit ourselves to joining God’s work in our community and reflecting God’s light into the world. We also affirm the truth that God’s light shines through others as well. Our order of worship reflects our lives as Christians: we are invited to hear the good news of Christ no matter who we are, no matter where we are, no matter what we are going through. We spend our lives responding. Thanks be to God for this weekly opportunity to gather and affirm our common call and our common answer.
There is a ramp entrance in the back of the church by our Prayer Garden. This door leads into the sanctuary without any steps. On the south side of the church (the side by the farm) there is a side entrance that leads to an elevator that will also take you up to the sanctuary or down to the fellowship hall. The main entrance to the sanctuary is in the front of the church facing Draft Avenue.
"O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!"
-- Psalm 95: 1-2