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, July 30, 2017

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Service of Worship
Maine Mission Tour Commissioning
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Daniel Glaze
“Risk in the Kingdom of God”
We go to a lot of trouble to “do church.” There are endless meetings, long sermons, and imperfect people. But buried in the mess which we call the church is the greatest treasure on earth. Jesus calls us to risk everything for the sake of this treasure.

Scripture Texts
 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46

Music by the Summer Chancel Choir

Following worship there will be a reception on the Plaza hosted by the WMU Connectors.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Sunday Worship, July 23, 2017

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Libby Grammer
“I Will be With You”
When we are struggling and in pain, God is with us. When we are on the run from God’s plan, God is with us. When we are joyful, God is with us. We are a people on a journey with God, never alone.

Scripture Texts
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Music by the Summer Chancel Choir

Following worship there will be a reception on the Plaza hosted by the Robert Smart Sunday School Class.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Sunday Worship, July 16, 2017

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Daniel Glaze
“Irrationally Extravagant Gardening”
It isn’t our job, our responsibility, or even within our power to cause seeds to sprout. Our job is simply to plant seed. God will do the rest.

Scripture Texts
Isaiah 55:10-13
Matthew 13:1-9

Music by the Summer Chancel Choir

Following worship there will be a reception on the Plaza hosted by the Friendship Sunday School Class.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Sunday Worship, July 9, 2017

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Daniel Glaze

“Divine Rest”

I am not God; you are not God. We know this truth consciously, but somehow we conduct our lives as if the world will live or die based on our own successes or failures. In the Gospel passage, Jesus appropriately speaks to us as if we were small children. A child doesn’t have to prove her worth. She knows she is loved just as she is.

Scripture Texts

Psalm 46:1-11

Matthew 11:16-30

Music by the Summer Chancel Choir

Following worship there will be a reception on the Plaza hosted by the Discovery Sunday School Class.
Everyone is invited to attend.