Rally Day: All About Worship

Starting Sunday, September 10 we will move to a new worship schedule. We will offer three opportunities to gather in praise and worship of God. These opportunities include:

Chapel Worship Service
Our Chapel worship service is held in our chapel (near the sanctuary). Worship features communion, a message, prayer, and hymns accompanied by piano. The chapel service will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Brown Hall Worship Service
Our Brown Hall worship service is held in Brown Hall, an extension of our main building added in 1994. Worship often features contemporary Christian songs led by our Praise Band. The Brown Hall service will be from 11 a.m. to noon.

Sanctuary Worship Service
Our Sanctuary worship service is held in our church sanctuary, which was built in 1917. Worship often features traditional and contemporary hymns led by our choir and is accompanied by our Casavant Freres pipe organ. The Sanctuary service will be from 11 a.m. to noon.

Fall Sermon Series

Be prepared to be challenged by scripture, and inspired by the history of the Reformation, in worship this Fall.

September: Romans 12
Throughout September, Bob Bardeen will be preaching through this wonderful chapter in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. Here are the current plans for the sermon series:

September 10: Rally Day and Communion. Bob will be preaching on “God’s Good and Pleasing Will” in the Chapel and Sanctuary. Robb will be preaching on “Bread of Life” in Brown Hall.
September 17: Bob will be preaching on “According to the Grace Given.”
September 24: Bob will be preaching on “Love in Action.”

Take a moment now to read and reflect on Romans 12.

October: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
In October our pastors will be leading us through the tenets of our Reformed Faith. Here are the plans for the sermon series.

October 1: Grace Alone and Faith Alone (World Communion Sunday)
October 8: Christ Alone
October 15: Scripture Alone
October 22: Priesthood of All Believers
October 29: Sovereignty of God – Give Glory to God Alone

October 29 is also Reformation Sunday. That day we will have one worship service in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. We will follow this gathering of believers with lunch in Brown Hall. This will be a joyous event!

In the meantime take a moment to reflect on what the reformation was all about.

Go and Serve…In Worship

One of our ministry focus areas is Go and Serve. While we more often think of that ministry in terms of service outside the church, we do recognize that serving in the church – especially in worship – is a very important part of Go and Serve. Are you looking for a way to serve in worship? There are a variety of opportunities!

Both the Sanctuary and Brown Hall services enlist lay readers/leaders for each Sunday to read scripture and offer prayers. All three of our services need ushers to act as greeters before the service and to assist with other duties such as offering collection.

Once each month in our Brown Hall and Sanctuary services, and every week in our Chapel service, we serve communion. Volunteers are needed to prepare the communion elements and Officers, both past and present, are needed to serve communion to the congregation.

The Flower Guild coordinates flower arrangements for the Sanctuary and Narthex, placing them out before the services and breaking down arrangements after to deliver to members in the hospital or care facilities.

Last, but certainly not least, our music directors are always looking for new folks to join the variety of choirs, bell choirs, and even the Praise Band.

Serving in worship is an honor open to all members of our congregation. There is something for every age. If you would like more information, contact the Ministry Secretary in the church office.