Sunday Worship - Every Sunday at 9:00 AM
Before the Service
As you enter the church building, you will be greeted by an usher who can answer any of your questions. They will provide you with a bulletin, which includes the day’s Scripture readings.
Find a seat, anywhere. Some like to be close so they can see the “action.” Many like to be in the back so they can be the first in line for coffee. Some like to be in the middle and surrounded by people. No matter where you sit for whatever reason, know that that spot has been reserved for you.
As you enter a bench (pew), you may wish to pause and bow slightly to reverence the cross: it is a way to help us focus on and literally orient ourselves to Jesus Christ as we prepare for worship. Before worship begins you may notice people praying, looking around, reading the bulletin, reading a prayer book, hymnal or Bible, simply meditating, checking in with each other, or listening to the organ. Please do what best suits you as you get ready for the worship service.
In the pew, you will find a guide to the worship service, telling you when to stand (as you are able), when to sit, and what prayers and readings will be done when. Placards on the side and front walls indicate the songs we will sing. If you ever feel lost during the service, don’t hesitate to ask somebody nearby for help.
Wednesday Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer is offered every Wednesday at 8:00 AM and comprises the prayers of the synagogue and the church that have been prayed daily for thousands of years. It includes recitation of sacred Scripture, silence, and prayers for the church and the world. Morning Prayer lasts about 20 minutes.
Taize Evening Prayer
Taize Prayer is offered every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. Gathered in the presence of Christ, we sing uncomplicated, repetitive songs, uncluttered by too many words, allowing the mystery of God to become tangible through the beauty of simplicity. A few words sung over and over again reinforce the meditative quality of prayer. They express a basic reality of faith that can quickly be grasped by the intellect and that gradually penetrates the whole being. The prayer service lasts about 30 minutes.