Each Sunday the church gathers for worship, the central point of our life. In a traditional liturgical setting, we renew our identity in Christ and we are reconciled to God and to our neighbor. As we hear the Word of God through Scripture, sermons and music, we are reminded of the love of God and the grace we have received through Jesus Christ. We reflect upon how we each are called to serve God and our neighbor in our daily lives, and we are reinvigorated to pursue that calling faithfully and joyfully.
Childcare and Children in Worship
Each Sunday infants-3 year olds are cared for in the nursery located in a classroom on the second floor. They may be dropped off before the service begins or may leave with the other children following the Time with the Children.
Children were given a high status by Jesus. He welcomed them, blessed them and even used them to illustrate the attitudes necessary for entrance into his kingdom. Just as Jesus placed children “in the midst of them” (Mark 9:36), children are always welcome in worship. On the first Sunday of the month, children first grade and older are invited to remain in worship for the entire service. On other Sundays, children will be invited to meet our Sunday school teachers and shepherds following the Time with the Children, who will escort them to class. Children are picked up by their parents following worship at 11:15.
We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Many years ago our denomination re-examined the practice of this Sacrament and determined that all who have been baptized are welcome at the Lord’s Table, to share God’s gifts for the people of God, including children.
Come for coffee!
Immediately after the service all are invited for a coffee hour held in our fellowship hall. Sharing food was always important to Jesus and the church continues this tradition of fellowship. It is a time to greet one another and to meet visitors and new members.