what to expect
What To Wear
We'd love to have you visit us for Sunday Worship. Most folks tend to dress up a bit, but a number of us dress more casually; please feel free to wear what makes you comfortable. When you arrive you'll be welcomed by a friendly greeter who will hand you a bulletin which will guide you through the worship service.
We are a small congregation eagerly anticipating the day we have children amongst us again! In the meantime, you’re welcome to keep your children with you during the service. If necessary you may take your child into the foyer of the sanctuary where you can still hear the service. As God leads, we will add childcare in our church nursery during the worship service.
What We Do
Our weekly liturgy (the outline of our worship service) follows the structure of the gospel message. This means that we gather each week to be shaped by, and to respond to, the gospel (literally the "good news"): God welcomes repentant sinners through Jesus Christ.
So we begin as God calls us into His presence, and we respond with praise through singing and prayer. Our music is a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary songs since we strive to stay connected to the church's ancient worship while also being relevant in the present.
We then humbly confess our sins and receive His assurance of pardon through Jesus' work on our behalf. That leads us to express our gratitude for His grace through singing and giving.
Our members are encouraged to support the work of the church through their tithes and offerings which are collected during a time of instrumental music.
After the offering and a prayer led by the pastor, we hear a sermon explaining and applying a passage from the Bible. We sing a response to God's grace and are sent out into the world with God's benediction, or blessing.
Once a quarter we also celebrate the Lord's Supper together. If you have publicly professed your trust in Jesus alone and have joined yourself to a church that proclaims the gospel, you are warmly welcomed to join us in this meal. If you aren't sure whether you are a Christian, or you know yourself not to be, simply let the bread and the cup pass you by.
You are our guest, and we're glad you're here! You are welcome to participate in the service to whatever extent your comfort and convictions will allow. We typically enjoy BRUNCH together every third Sunday of the month and we'd love to have you join us in the Fellowship Hall as our guest!