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, April 23, 2017

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

Easter Sunday began a season of Eastertide that will continue for 50 days until Pentecost. The services each Sunday during the season will reflect on the meaning of Christ’s resurrection.

Join us as we keep the joy of Easter alive each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.!
#EasterContinues

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
“Embracing Thomas (and his Doubt)”
Whenever we gather as a people committed to worshiping the Risen Christ, Easter continues. Whenever we create safe environments for the honest expression of doubt, Easter continues. Whenever people like Thomas don’t quite “get it” but commit to coming back week after week, Easter continues.

Scripture Texts
Psalm 16:5-11
John 20:19-28

Music by the Chancel Choir

There is a Balm in Gilead African-American Spiritual, arr. William L. Dawson

The Strife is O’er by Henry G. Ley

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

Sunday Worship, April 16, 2017

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

The service is marked by joy and emphasizes the Easter theme of new life. This year we will worship together at 11:00 a.m. The service will be preceded by music beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes are planning their own gatherings before worship. If you’d like to attend a class that morning, please ask one of the greeters for assistance or contact Rev. Libby Grammer.

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
“A New Day is Dawning”
We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus—and that is incredible news! Yet we miss so much of the story if the celebration stops there. Christ’s resurrection means we too can rise–from all those places death has us in its grip.

Scripture Texts
Isaiah 25:6-8
John 20:1-18

Music by the Chancel Choir, Brass Quintet, and Timpani
Christ Our Passover – Will MacFarlance
Worthy is the Lamb (from Messiah) – G.F. Handel
Hallelujah (from Messiah) – G.F. Handel

Sunday Worship, April 9, 2017

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

Palm Sunday is the day we remember the “triumphal entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem, exactly one week before His resurrection. Palms are distributed at this service. The processional will be led by the children waving palms, reminiscent of the crowd greeting Jesus.

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
“Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?”
This is the week of Christ’s suffering for the sins of the world. We know what is to come and as tragic as it is, we are oddly grateful for it. Because the week ahead forever changed our lives. That’s why we join the parade today, lifting our palm branches high and proclaiming, with a lump in our throats, “Hosanna, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”

Scripture Texts:
Psalm 118, selected
Matthew 21:1-11

Music by the Chancel Choir & Chancel Bell Choir:
A Palm Sunday Antiphon – David C. Morgan
Ride On, King Jesus – Howard Helvey

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

Sunday Worship, April 2, 2017

The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Service of Worship & Holy Communion
Parent/Child/Church Dedication
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sermon by Dr. Daniel Glaze
“The Spirit’s Indwelling”
Young adults today are the focus of so much criticism, but I think they are great role models for the faith. To use Paul’s language, they are focused on things of the Spirit—they are focused on treating God’s creation with great care. They are focused on living within community. They are focused on promoting justice and inclusion and radical love and peace and they are more hopeful than the rest of us combined.

Scripture Texts:
Psalm 130
Romans 8:6-11

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