Order of Worship

Our Sunday morning worship service usually lasts for about an hour and includes a blend of traditional and contemporary worship led by our multi-generational worship team. The Sunday evening worship is more basic and casual, think church "unplugged." 

The Gathering

  • Praise Music Prelude
  • Introit 
  • Call to Worship lead by worship team
    • Three songs in a combination of praise songs and hymns
  • Call to Confession and Silent Prayer
  • Community Prayer of Confession
  • Response – sung by congregation and worship team 
  • Assurance of Pardon
  • Response – sung by congregation and worship team

Proclaiming the Word 

  • Special Music 
  • First Readings
    • Prayer of Illumination
    • Reading from the Bible (usually from the Old Testament and/or Epistles)
  • Young People's Message (Sunday School for K-5 follows)
  • Focus reading (usually from the New Testament)
  • Sermon

Responding to the Word 

  • Hymn or Praise song from congregation and worship team
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People and the Lord's Prayer
  • Announcements
  • Invitation to Discipleship
  • 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

  • Closing song from congregation and worship team
  • Benediction (join hands as a congregation)
  • Passing of the Peace of Christ to each other and into the world
  • Postlude from worship team or praise music

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.