Abiding in Christ
In worship, we find common bonds. With one mind and one heart, we publicly proclaim our faith; give God our thanks, praise and adoration; confess our sins; pray for each other; and receive teaching and encouragement from the Bible for our spiritual growth.
Nursery care is available from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Baptism is a sign and seal of God’s love and grace exemplified through Jesus Christ. We practice baptism communally for infants through adults usually by sprinkling water from the River Jordan on the individual with the participation of the congregation and parents if the one baptized is under 13 years old.
Communion is normally served on the first Sunday of each month, on Maundy Thursday, at our Easter Sunrise Service, and on Christmas Eve. All are welcome and invited to the table.
On Easter, we celebrate the risen Lord at 7:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. The Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. is outside around the cross as we usher in this glorious day. The 8:45 a.m. service is a contemporary way to celebrate the resurrection with our Music Team and added instrumentalists. The 11:00 a.m. service provides special music often with the Sanctuary Choir, handbell choirs, and added instrumentalists.
On Christmas Eve we have three services. The first consists of scripture and hymns with candlelight and communion at 3PM. At 5PM, we have the Family Bell Service, a family oriented service complete with the children reenacting the Christmas story, singing, and of course, lots of bell ringing. The final service at 7PM involves professional instrumentalists, choir, sharing the Christmas message along with candlelight and communion.
Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, being Lent, an extremely important time in the life of our church. As we walk together towards the promises of Easter Sunday, we have two services that help us to engage in the story of Jesus on the way to the cross and resurrection. Both of these special services involve a meal beforehand and a meditative and reflective worship experience.
Presented by several of our choirs, this service celebrates the news of Christ’s birth featuring exciting and inspirational music of the season.
We have a few services each year that are totally produced by the young people of our church; youth are solely responsible for the songs, message, and prayers that occur during these services. Our main youth service is usually held the first Sunday of May.