Typical Worship Order
- Welcome & Announcements
- Worship Songs
- Passing of the Peace
- Children's Blessing
- Word of God
- Prayers of the People
- Tithes and Offerings
- Doxology and Prayer
- Closing Song
- Benediction and Postlude
Ever since the first followers of Jesus stumbled upon his empty grave, Christians have gathered weekly on Sundays. It’s the day we believe Jesus conquered the powers of death, freed us from sin’s strong pull, and opened wide the way to new life.
Our worship service has three movements: 1) We approach God, 2) We experience God’s Word, and 3) We respond to God.
The approach begins with a welcome, which reminds us that God always welcomes us home. The experience includes both hearing God’s Word and tasting that Word in the Lord’s Supper - a visible means of an invisible grace. We respond with gratitude by praying for others and offering our resources for Jesus’ mission. At the end of the service, we are sent out to love and serve our neighbors.
What to Expect
For those who like to know what to expect, let us walk you through it. You will be greeted at the door by a member of our Welcome Team, who is there to show you around and answer any questions. You will receive a bulletin with a list of the order of worship and a lot of other information. All prayers, songs, and anything else you need to know will be projected onto a screen.
Our nursery opens at 9:15 a.m. for kids 3 and under. (All volunteers working with kids must go through a background screening.) Kids ages 3-5th grade are invited forward before the sermon for the “Children’s Blessing,” and then have the opportunity of participating in age-appropriate programming for the duration of the service.
After the service, a long row of tables is set in the gathering area with delicious treats and goodies. Coffee and refreshment are also provided (just follow the line). Around 11:00 a.m. discipleship hour begins for all ages – newcomers are welcome!
Typical Worship Order
Sunday worship orients our lives to the things that matter. But eventually we must attend to those very things in the fabric of our everyday lives: our families, marriages, workplaces, neighborhoods, networks, and communities. After all, Jesus does not call us to cloister ourselves away from society, but equips us to channel the very presence of God into that messy society. That’s why we must go deeper.