Enlivening our spirits, praising God, challenging our minds
Worship Every Sunday
During the pandemic closures, we are holding services online “live” on Facebook and on YouTube. While the service is not interactive, the chat rooms are available to say good morning and for comments.
Worship is the main event on Sunday mornings, but conversation and connection are a close second. We offer breakfast and coffee in the lounge at 8:45, with activities for children. The narthex is lively with volunteers offering service opportunities. After worship, there’s more coffee, more conversation, activities for kids, and often forums over lunch,
The worship service itself is both traditional and contemporary. It’s contemplative and lively. It’s musical and visual. We sing, we pray, we sit in silence.
It has many traditional components – sermon, scripture, organ and choir. Baptisms and blessings. Prayer, both silent and communal. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month. Our service also has some less traditional parts – vibrant mobiles and modern art, contemporary and world music, children as participants. At its center is love of God and gratitude for God’s grace in our lives.
Singing is central to our worship. We sing softly, boisterously, with joy. Our 50+ voice choir leads us in congregational singing and also provides an anthem and an offertory.
Our music spans many traditions—from European classical music to gospel to contemporary. In addition to our Chancel Choir and organ, we have a women’s choir (Veriditas), a children’s choir, a stringed orchestra (Joyful Noise Players), a drumming group (Sacred Groove), a hand bell choir, recorder ensemble and frequent guest musicians. Click the “Get involved & serve” button below to join a group.
Arts and Worship
We believe that engaging all our senses can bring us closer to God. We worship with our eyes and ears and voices. We incorporate the arts into worship as much as possible, and seek to nurture inter-generational, community, and liturgical engagement.through visual arts (banners, sculptures, stoles and other fabric arts), music and dance. A Creativity Council envisions ways to enliven worship with the arts, and welcomes your participation. Click the “Get involved & serve” button below to learn more.
Worship helps me connect with God and with this community. It equips me to live out God’s call for me in the world.