Weekly Sunday Service

Our Sunday morning worship services are the center of our gathered community of faith. Every Sunday is a “little Easter” and celebrates the saving work of God in Jesus Christ. Regular participation in worship sustains both the individual and the congregation seeking to live out God’s purpose in the world.

As a general practice, we follow the Revised Common Lectionary and our worship practices follow the liturgical calendar. Regular Sunday worship is enhanced by special services throughout the year, as well as a vibrant music program.

Our regular service each Sunday is at 11:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary. During this time, children in the first and second grade are invited to Children’s Church, where they engage in age-appropriate activities related to the theme of the day. Children’s Church is currently led by Reverend Kim Crowley, our Interim Minister to Children.

Sunday Worship, March 5, 2017

The First Sunday in Lent
Service of Worship & Holy Communion
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
Throwing Pebbles at Pigs
Temptation is not just about chocolate cake, cheating on a test, being unfaithful to a spouse or hiding a fifth above the refrigerator. Temptation isn’t just about breaking rules. Temptation is about who we want to be and how we want to live our lives. Will we be faithful or will we be captive to every desire that comes our way? Will we be true to ourselves or will we be one person today and another tomorrow?

Scripture Texts:
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Matthew 4:1-11

Music by the Chancel Choir
Kyrie (from Mass in C major) – Ludwig van Beethoven
Agnus Dei (Distribution of Bread) – Thomas Morley

Following worship there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall hosted by the deacons.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Sunday Worship, February 26, 2017

Transfiguration Sunday
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
Mountaintop Experiences Down in the Valley
God is not found only on the mountain top. Not only in our happy days. Not only in our exuberant triumphal worship. But also in our sorrows. In our hardest struggles. In our deepest losses, the glory of the Lord is with us, the grace of Christ guides us, the love of the Spirit sustains us.

Scripture Texts:
Exodus 24:12-18
Matthew 17:1-9

Music by the Chancel Choir, and Carol and Crusader Choirs
Praise the Lord – Natalie Sleeth – Carol and Crusader Choirs
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies – Chancel Choir

Following worship there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall hosted by the deacons.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Sunday Worship, February 19, 2017

Seventh Sunday After Epiphany
Service of Worship
Baptist Women in Ministry Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Rev. Libby Grammer
Be Holy
So often we speak of “works of faith” as something inherently wrong or lacking. We are saved by faith alone! And surely, we are saved by faith – no amount of our own good deeds earns God’s grace. But God has called us to a life of holiness that lives out a radical call to justice and peace – God expects us to live in a certain way. Jesus’s interpretation God’s commands take that even further – we are to go that extra mile for others if we are to be holy.

Scripture Texts:
Leviticus 19:1-2; 9-18
Matthew 5:38-48

Music by the Chancel Choir
Be Strong in the Lord – Thomas Matthews
Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Following worship there will not be a reception due to our hosting of CARITAS this week.

Sunday Worship, February 12, 2017

Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
Division in the Church
The best way to maintain our unity despite our disagreements is (you won’t be shocked to hear the preacher say this)—come to church. You may be surprised to discover that you need the church. Why? Because it is the church which has held for you the message and promise of Christ. As the Apostle Paul reminds us, it is within the church that God holds Christ’s disciples in unity. You might bump into Jesus on your own, but I don’t think you will grow into spiritual maturity on your own.

Scripture Texts:
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Music by the Chancel Choir
Let High the Heavens – William Billings
Thy Word is a Latern – Henry Purcell ~ Trio: Christopher Ahart, William Dameron, Seth Roberts

Following worship there will not be a reception.