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 during these uncertain times, let us walk you through it. In an effort to maintain a contactless experience, the doors will be propped open for you when you enter. Every other row is marked off in an effort to maintain physical distance. Facial coverings are encouraged but not required.
Our nursery opens at 9:15 a.m. for kids 3 and under (starting September 13th). All volunteers working with kids must go through a background screening and appropriate training. To limit the spread of germs, kids ages 3-5th grade are invited back to the Heartland Kids wing before the service. (Normally, they’d begin the Heartland Kids experience right before the sermon).
During the service everything you need to participate will be projected onto a screen. After the service you are invited to stay for outdoor fellowship under the portico. We will begin offering coffee and refreshments at a later date not yet determined. Sunday discipleship at 11:00 a.m. will also relaunch at a later date. Stay tuned!
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.