Sunday Morning Worship

Children-

Nursery care is provided for every worship service, anchored by our nursery staff person, Marie Sugalski and supplemented by weekly volunteers. This is designed for infants and preschoolers. We also have summer Sunday School during the 9:45 worship. Children in preschool and elementary school are invited to come to worship, come forward for the children’s message, and then go to fellowship hall for Sunday School.

We are in our summer schedule, which looks like this….

8:30 – Informal Worship

Join us in Grace Fellowship Hall for a service of the Word.  Dress casually, and join us for a 40 minute service.

9:45 – Worship

Join us upstairs in the main sanctuary for worship, led by a choir and accompanied by a beautiful pipe organ. You will be blessed by the Music Leadership of Dr. James Wilson and our organist David Wilkins. Sing the hymns of faith, be blessed in prayer together, and experience the Word read and preached. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. (During summer months, our choir is on “vacation”)

11:15 – Creative Worship Planning

Right now, the 11:15 service is in a summer mode. We are preparing for version 3.0 of this service. We are looking forward to a service filled with creative expressions of worship, including

• Music: The band playing a broader repertoire of music spanning multiple “streams” of music traditions – music that ranges from hymns, to spirituals, to “praise” music, to global
• Preaching: A sermon that is more traditional in style than our discussions have been, while still including input and dialogue questions
• Intentional inter-generational focus, so that kids feel welcomed and a part of the service including
o use of percussion instruments by kids (and anyone) during music
o intentional focus on a station set up for them
o a children’s bulletin each week (like the ones we have for the summer at 9:45)
o “children’s ushers” to watch over the kids who are in worship
• Weekly Communion: This is an experiential part of worship, in which the Spirit is uniquely present.
• Creative Elements: Incorporating use of drama, art response, visuals on chancel in color, as well as images on the screen, creative ways of reading scripture , prayer/ anointing.. and other creative worship expressions