Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 96:9)

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 96:9)

The diverse religious backgrounds of our members foster an openness in the exchange of ideas and the sharing of our faith experiences. This openness contributes to our growth together as a community and in our individual call to serve Christ.

We have communion on the first Sunday of the month. Before COVID we alternated between communion in the pews and “chalice communion” (where the people come forward to receive), honoring the different faith backgrounds of the congregation. We hope to return to chalice communion eventually, but at this time we have pew communion each month. All are invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper.

We offer families the choice of dedication or baptism for infants and baptism by immersion or confirmation for youth and adults.

Each week we have a lay worship leader who handles announcements, prayer requests, and readings, and we sometimes have a youth reader. Music is an important part of our worship. We are blessed to have a talented pianist and organist. Most Sundays an ensemble or solo musician or vocalist adds special music to our worship, and we have an occasional choir or bell choir.

For Sunday worship, people wear whatever makes them comfortable — everything from jeans or shorts and a casual shirt or blouse to dresses or sport coats. Our service ends about 11:30 a.m. and is followed by coffee and a bite to eat across the street in our fellowship hall.

Sunday School for children and youth currently meets on the third Sunday of each month at 9:30. Weekly adult Sunday School meets at 9:30 most weeks. (No Sunday School during the summer.)

Our Sunday services are streamed live on Zoom and are available for viewing, usually later the same day, on our Sermons & Worship web page, on Facebook and on YouTube.