A nursery for infants and toddlers is available during the worship service. Preschool and elementary-age children will be asked during the service to come to the front of the sanctuary for the Children’s Moment. Leaders will then be available to take the children to Children’s Worship during the remainder of the service.
Our worship services are enhanced by the talented members of our church family who sing in our Chancel and Children’s choirs and play in our Crandell Ringers Handbell Choir.
We celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of every month and also at our Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve services. Ours is an open table and all who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are invited to participate. Children are welcome to participate provided they are instructed in the meaning of the sacrament. Regular opportunities for that instruction are provided at the “Children’s Moment” in the worship service.
Each year we mark the beginning of the Lenten Season with a service of the imposition of ashes. We gather for a simple meal before the service begins at 6:30. We begin our Lenten Journey with a time of penitence and prayer, and worshipers are invited to come forward to have ashes placed on their foreheads with the sign of the cross, hearing the words “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
We begin Holy Week with a service that marks the occasion of Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. Our children lead a processional, waving palm branches, which are given to all who worship on that Sunday. Left over Palm Branches are burned to provide the ashes for next year’s Ash Wednesday Service.
We remember the events of the night before our Lord died with a service of Communion, remembering Jesus’ Last Supper in the Upper Room with His disciples. Scripture Lessons are read that recall that night when Jesus washed His disciples’ feet and shared His last meal with them.
To remember the day our Lord died, we have a Service of Tenebrae (a Latin Word meaning darkness) and participate in the driving of nails. This service impresses upon the minds and hearts of believers the tragic consequences of humanity’s sin and the greatness of Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary. As we read from Scripture of the seven last words spoken by Jesus, seven candles are extinguished and the lights of the sanctuary are dimmed. Worshipers are invited forward to drive a nail into a wooden cross, symbolic of our own betrayals and denials of Jesus. As we are experiencing this, we are reminded of the completeness of Christ’s love for us -- He went to the Cross for our salvation.
To celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we gather for a church wide breakfast followed by a joyous service of worship with a choral processional. Frequently a brass ensemble accompanies our music to enhance the joy of the day. The good news of the resurrection is joyfully proclaimed in word and song as the sanctuary is decorated with Easter lilies.
We gather for one of the most meaningful worship services each year on the night before Christmas. Worshipers receive candles as they enter the sanctuary. We celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, sing traditional Christmas carols and conclude the service by singing “Silent Night” with the sanctuary illuminated by the light of our candles.
We are called together by our Faith in Jesus Christ to Worship, Study and Serve
August 12: Jump Start Anglers
Rev. Kade Curry
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Rev. Kade Curry
August 26: Nurture of Discipleship
Rev. Kade Curry