Worship

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1–2)

While joining us on Sunday morning will be the most effective way to to learn what our worship gatherings are like, here’s a brief description.

  • 9:15 Gathering

    Our early gathering is stylistically “traditional,” with hymn singing led by a choir and an organ.

  • 10:45 Gathering

    The late gathering follows a similar format, yet is more “contemporary” in musical style. Everyone is encouraged to join and participate in either of our gatherings.

Both gatherings are planned collaboratively by creative leaders among us. In our gatherings we aim to utilize ancient practices of the Church with a modern, contextual approach. Our liturgy (i.e., service of the people, or what we do when we gather) includes Scripture readings, preaching, singing, prayer, visual art & media, storytelling, giving (tithes & financial offerings), the Eucharist (Lord’s Supper/communion), baptisms, and ancient and modern professions of faith.

Music is an important part of our Sunday worship gatherings. Musical ensembles that lead our church in worship include a contemporary band, choirs, handbell ringers, and various instrumental groups. If you are interested in participating in leading the music for our gathering, please submit this form [can we keep the wufoo form below?] and Matt will contact you.

Our music rehearsal schedules will be changing in 2013, but if you want to see what’s happening now, please check the church calendar for a weekly schedule.

Coming Up in Worship

27Apr

After God's Heart

As we begin a series over the life of David, we are reminded that he is described as “a man after God’s own heart.” We will explore the context around David’s life to prepare for David’s story. At the same time, we will touch on God’s preference for those who...

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04May

Unlikely Hero

It seems that the nation of Israel is heading to destruction. The elected king has been rejected by God. The prophet Samuel is bummed out wondering what is next for this people. All the while, God is working and moving on a Judean hillside. As we study 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13...

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11May

An Unlikely Mother

On Mother’s Day, we take a break from the David series to travel a bit further back in time. We reflect on the story of Samuel’s mother, Hannah. As a barren woman she was grief stricken. God comes to her in her brokenness and provides a child. Through this story,...

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18May

David's Songs

While David is faithful watching his sheep, God is orchetrating His plan to bring David into the palace. In this week’s story, we find David’s music a key peice of God’s plan. God brings David into Saul’s court and uses this relationship to prepare David for the future. 1 Samuel...

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