Order of Worship

Our Sunday morning worship service usually lasts for about an hour and includes:

The Gathering

  • Organ Prelude
  • Welcome + Announcements
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn sung by congregation and choir
  • Call to Confession and Silent Prayer
  • Community Prayer of Confession
  • Response – sung by congregation and choir
  • Assurance of Pardon
  • Response – sung by congregation and choir
  • Passing of the Peace

Proclaiming the Word 

  • Choir Anthem or Special Music
  • Readings by the Lay Liturgist
    • Prayer of Illumination
    • Reading from the Bible (usually from the Old Testament and/or Epistles)
  • Children’s Message
  • Pastoral reading from the Bible (usually from the New Testament)
  • Sermon

Responding to the Word 

  • Hymn sung by congregation and choir
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People and the Lord's Prayer
  • Offerings of the People of God
  • Offertory (music played during collection)
  • Doxology and Prayer of Dedication of the Offering

Going Forth to Serve the Lord

  • Hymn sung by congregation and choir
  • Benediction. We join hands as a congregation for the benediction.
  • Postlude (music played as the service ends)

Communion

We typically celebrate The Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month. Our communion table is open to all.

We usually observe communion “by intinction” with participants coming to the front of the church and taking a cube of bread and dipping it into grape juice (instead of wine).

We always have a gluten-free option.