Worship

We gather in worship to experience God as part of God's beloved community, God's family. We come as we are, messed up and broken, trusting in God's promises that God's love does not depend on our goodness.  God's love is.  And in Christ, God is our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.

Recognizing that God loves us first, we express our love for God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength.  As we offer our hearts anew to God, we find that we are nourished and renewed by God’s Spirit.

We listen to the Word of God.  We pray and sing.  We celebrate life together and help carry one another’s burdens.  We have periods of silence and times for you to shout “Amen!”  

Praise BandWe are one congregation that worships in two styles: contemporary and traditional.  One is not better than the other.  They are simply different ways of experiencing God.  

Our Contemporary Worship at 9 am in the Sanctuary uses more modern praise songs with instruments that include keyboards, guitars, drums and tambourine.  You can hand clap too!

Our Traditional Worship at 11 am in the Sanctuary relies on liturgies and the classic hymns of the faith, led by our terrific choir.

We also look for other creative ways to express our worship, such as dramas and visual arts.

Can children come?  Yes!  We love for children to be present with us in worship and they are welcome throughout the celebration.  It’s even okay for babies to cry, for we think God uses that to remind us of the joy that they are with us.  Mothers are welcome to breastfeed in our Sanctuary, as we want to affirm God’s gift of the nurturing mother-child relationship.  If you desire, however, we provide nursery care by background-checked volunteers who love children.  We do ask parents to check-out their child within 10 minutes of the end of worship.

What should I wear?  We don't think Jesus cares a whole lot, so we don't either.  Jesus is more interested in a relationship with us than what we wear.  You will find a variety of dress styles.  You will see everything from shorts to a suit & tie.  Please feel free to come to worship in a way that makes you comfortable and is respectful of others.

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