What to expect.

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What to expect.

Showing up at a new church on a Sunday morning can be more than a bit daunting. Sometimes just figuring out which door to enter is a challenge!

Our goal is to make your visit to our church a meaningful experience, one as absent of stress and worry as it is full of worship and fellowship. There are greeters on hand at the main doors to answer any questions which you might have, and they will be happy to help you with childcare options, mobility assistance, or any other needs. Ushers are also available nearer to the sanctuary to help you get seated and supply worship materials.

Upon entering the sanctuary, you will be given a service sheet (“bulletin”) that will serve as a useful roadmap for the worship service. In this service sheet you will find helpful pointers for participating in the service such as when to sit and stand, where to find the songs, readings, prayers, etc, and what’s coming up next. The worship service itself is pretty simple, but we hope the service sheets take some of the unknowns away from the experience.

On Sundays we ordinarily have two worship services. These are two different services, not the same service repeated again.

Morning Worship (9:30 a.m.)

This morning worship service very much reflects the fact that we are a 21st century church that is part of a Christian tradition 21+ centuries old. Some of the elements of worship may have quite a contemporary feel to them, and some are more historic in nature.

In this morning worship service, which lasts approximately 60-70 minutes, the members of the congregation participate by listening, singing, reflecting, praying, reading, and greeting each other. On the first Sunday of the month, we celebrate communion, and baptisms are performed as needed throughout the year.

A wide range of musical ensembles and soloists participate in our morning worship services; we have youth and adult choirs, brass ensembles, string ensembles, and woodwind ensembles, as well as vocal, organ and piano soloists. With our voices and our instruments we try every Sunday to make a “joyful noise” to the Lord.

Evening Worship (6:00 p.m.)

In keeping with what has been a tradition in Reformed churches, we gather on Sunday evenings for a second service that is distinct from our morning service. Also in keeping with the tradition, teaching plays a prominent role in this service. There is also time for prayer and singing.

Click here for more information on how we worship.