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 26, 2017

The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
“Acknowledging Our Blindness”
How often do we allow our fear of being wrong (or our certainty that we’re right!) keep us from truly seeing God’s truth in the world?

Scripture Texts:
Psalm 23
John 9:1-41

Music by the Chancel Choir, and Carol and Crusader Choirs
Hear My Words – Stephen Paulus – Carol and Crusader Choirs

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

Sunday Worship, March 19, 2017

The Third Sunday in Lent
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
“When Christ Draws Close”
When we speak the truth about ourselves, when we shine the light on what’s really happening with us, the unexpected happens—Jesus does not pull away. If anything, he draws closer.

Scripture Texts:
Psalm 95:1-7
John 4:5-19

Music by the Chancel Choir
Music by J.S. Bach, included two movements of Cantata 131
The opening voluntary will be played by Jason McComb, Assistant Principal Cello of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

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

Sunday Worship, March 12, 2017

Daylight Savings Time Begins ~ Spring Forward

The Second Sunday in Lent
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Rev. Kim Crowley
“Not the End of the Story”
Not the end of the Story, even when God meets us in unexpected places and we don’t understand, God isn’t finished with us yet.

Scripture Texts:
Genesis 12:1-4a
John 3:1-17

Music by the Chancel Choir

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

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.