We offer two distinctly different Sunday morning worship services to meet the diverse needs of our congregation:
- 9:00 am Contemporary Eucharist Service
- 11:00 am Traditional Eucharist Service with Children's Chapel
- 10:10-10:40 Middle School & High School Bible Study
9:00 am Contemporary Eucharist Service
This service celebrates the power of God at work in the life of children. Energy, movement and laughter describe this experience best. Those who seek reverential silence will be surprised by the mood of this liturgy. "Make a joyful noise to the Lord," describes it best. A congregation full of children excels at this commandment.
Worship encourages family life when the whole family feels truly involved. It supports parents in the spiritual formation of their children. Rather than demanding the children behave like little adults, it invites children to express their faith as children.
We project the words of the prayers and the songs on a screen to allows parents to hold children rather than paper. The music is accessible without being "childish." It touches child-like hearts while expressing adult faith. Children join the priest on the steps of the altar platform for the homily. Children learn to pray in an environment that holds their attention and engages their imagination.
To meet the needs of adults, an adult sermon is delivered after the service has concluded. Childcare is provided.
11:00 am Traditional Eucharist Service
The Choral Eucharist stands squarely on the deep foundation of the Anglican tradition. It is a seamless act of prayer from the opening acclamation, "Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit!" to the final congregational response at the end of the service, "Thanks be to God."
This service honors reverence and joy. Guided reflection in song, readings and sermon, proclaims the joy of Good News. This service also allows for moments of quiet prayer. Musical leadership comes from organ and choir frequently accompanied by our brass ensemble. Additional instrumentation provides extraordinary lift on special days. Those who appreciate rich traditional worship experiences will want to explore this service.
The congregation gathers. An instrumental prelude signals the service is about to begin. Three bells from our bell tower call the people to worship as the choral procession begins. All visitors are welcome to join us for communion. Refreshments follow the service in the Narthex.