Worship

The building

Our air-conditioned sanctuary is handicap accessible with a ramp.  Access to the fellowship hall in the basement is reached outside through the kitchen or porch entrances.  Handicap accessible restrooms are available in the fellowship hall.  A small restroom is in the nursery.

Times

Each Sunday before church from 9:00-9:20am, blood pressure screening is available.  We gather for Sunday morning worship at 9:25am for a brief time of announcements and greetings.  After the service, all are invited to the Fellowship Hall for a short time of refreshments and fellowship.  Sunday School for all ages follows at 11:00 am until 11:45.

The service

Our worship is more traditional than contemporary, although we use several hymnals to include a wide variety of hymns and choruses.  A bulletin is available every Sunday which outlines the service.

Music

Music

We are known for our great congregational singing, accompanied by piano and organ!  Special music is provided by soloists, small groups, or choirs.  Each Easter and Christmas, a cantata is given during morning worship by the adult choir. The children and junior choirs present Easter and Christmas programs.

Dress

Hymnal

Please dress for your comfort level. For some, this is quite casual. For others, suits or dresses are enjoyed. worship05

Child care

Children are an important part of our worship.  A nursery room with restroom adjoins the sanctuary.  Although not staffed during morning worship, it is available to parents with babies or young children when needed.

Children’s story –

An important part of the service for the children is led by the pastor or a layperson.  As the children come forward, they bring quarters to drop into the “quarter tube.”  This project benefits Heifer International, buying animals to help “pass on the gift” to families in need.  Check out www.heifer.org.

ChildrensStory

Children’s Worship (ages 4 years-3rd grade) – 

On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, children gather in the fellowship hall for their own time during the later half of morning worship.

 Joys and Concerns

This is a time prior to our morning prayer when we share prayer needs or words of gratefulness.

The message

Our morning sermon is given by the pastor.  Many versions of the Bible are used by members, and bibles in the NRSV translation are in the book racks under the pews.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” 

                                 -Matthew 18:20 RSV

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