Music is led by a number of music groups, including our Chancel Choir, a men’s chorus, handbells, Youth Choir, and a rotating group of guest musicians during the summertime!
The first Sunday of each month, we celebrate Communion, where we are invited by Jesus to share a meal with God, through the power of the Holy Spirit. For our tradition, Communion is more than just a symbol or a reminder, it’s a real experience of God’s presence and activity in our lives that goes far beyond the bread and grape juice that we share together. We celebrate Communion by intinction, which means we come forward to the front where we can tear off a piece of bread from one server and then move to the next server where we dip the bread in the juice presented in the cup. There is also a Communion plate if you prefer that method, and gluten-free crackers are offered in the plate.
In 2012 we committed to praying around the world together, and each Sunday we lifted up one nation in particular, remembering that Jesus is Lord over all creation, and doesn’t just belong to one country. We finished praying for all the countries on World-Wide Communion Sunday in 2014 , all the flags of the world were made into a beautiful banner that is on display in our lobby.
Feel free to bring a Bible from home to read along with the scripture verses each week! If you forget, don’t worry, we have extras in the pews which you are welcome to use to follow along with!
Children of any age are always welcome in worship. There are Children’s Worship bags in the narthex which contain crayons and an activity sheet. The children are invited to come forward for the Children’s time and then children Pre-K through 2nd grade leave for Worship Explorers during the sermon. For the summer, all children through 5th grade will leave after the Children’s Time for a special children’s activity and will return during the final hymn. For younger children, a nursery is available in room 107 of the Education Building.