Worship is at the center of our life together as a congregation. We trust that this is one of the central places where God meets us as we hear God’s word to us and gather around Christ’s Table to receive Holy Communion. For this reason, we strongly encourage all of our members to be regular in worship. Each time we gather as God’s people we have an opportunity to hear the good news of God’s love and forgiveness.
Worship Times and Styles
During the school year, from September through May, we have two services on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with an additional worship opportunity on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (WoW! – Worship on Wednesdays). Our Wednesday service is 45 minutes in length and includes Holy Communion.
During the summer, we have services at 9:00 on Sunday mornings with fellowship following the service. We also have an outdoor campfire worship service on Wednesday evenings during the summer at 6:00 p.m.
You will notice that many members of the congregation participate in leadership roles in our worship. Lay people serve as Assisting Ministers, Readers, Worship Team members, ushers, greeters and musicians. We strongly encourage this participation by people of all ages.
Children in Worship
Having children in worship is an important value to our congregation. To help make worship meaningful for them, we provide a Children’s Message each week, as well as Activity Bags and Children’s Bulletins. Because we welcome and encourage children to be in worship, we recognize that there will be activity and a certain noise level in the sanctuary during our services.
Of course, there may also be times when parents wish to use a nursery for their children. A nursery is provided during our Sunday services and is staffed during that time by paid nursery attendants. If parents use the nursery, we ask that they fill out a name tag for their child(ren) so that attendants can call them by name.