Join us for worship at 10:30am each Sunday in our beautiful sanctuary (or in the air-conditioned Parish Hall in during the summer months), where we offer our thanks, praise, and prayers to God, and open our hearts and minds to the power of the Spirit to transform ourselves and our community. Some folks wear suits, and some wear jeans… however you are comfortable, come as you are.
Our Sunday morning worship service draws from a rich tapestry of worship traditions. Depending on the theme for the day, we may sing traditional hymns, South African freedom songs, music from Latin America, contemporary worship songs, chants from the Taizé community in France, or songs from the Iona community in Scotland. You may hear Gospel music from the choir, a classical aria from an accomplished Baritone, or a number from a Broadway show.
The whole service centers around the Scripture reading for the day. The sermon is usually about 15 minutes long. Though we aren’t shy about tackling challenging subjects, we always remember not to take ourselves too seriously. We leave room for laughter – and we know that sometimes mistakes happen. (The Good News isn’t that we are supposed to be perfect, after all – the Good News is that we are loved, even with all our imperfections.)
As sisters and brothers in Christ, we take time in each week’s service to be in prayer for one another. The Prayers of the People is an opportunity to lift up joys and concerns, hurts, hopes, and dreams.
On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the joyful Feast of God’s Grace – gathering around the Communion Table. We believe that it is the living Christ who invites us to the Table, and we trust that his invitation is for all people. With that in mind, anyone and everyone is welcome to share in the Bread and the Cup.
Baptism, for children and adults, also happens on Sunday mornings. This is a joyful time to remember that we belong to God – the Water and the Spirit binds us to God and to each other. If you are interested in being baptized, or in celebrating the baptism of a child, contact the pastor.