...Know, Grow, Go, Show, Sow
God created us to have relationship with Him, and our greatest spiritual need is to connect to Him. We do this in worship, where we praise and thank Him and receive His goodness, strength and love. We worship God as a community of believers with music and prayer, and we learn from His holy Word, the Bible. We know that worship is a family activity, and we strive to involve the entire family in the worship experience.
Nursery care is available during services (pagers are available), and children can participate in our children's worship program. We would love to have you join us in the worship experience.
For early risers, our 9:00 service includes the call to worship, hymns, message, and sung prayer responses. Features occasional special music and tends to run a little shorter (45 minutes) than the later service.
Our discipleship hour is a time to grab some complimentary coffee and bakery in our cafe, drop the kids and teens off at Sunday school classes, and dig deeper into your own faith in an adult Bible fellowship.
This service features our choirs and a children's message. Our children's church program follows the children's message (see info at right).
We celebrate the Sacrament of Communion about once a month. We believe the bread and wine indicate the spiritual presence of Christ and that we are sealed in His covenant when we take, eat, drink and remember His sacrifice on the cross. We invite everyone who wishes to draw closer to Christ to join us in communion.
Communion is served to seated attendees using individual cups of red wine and white grape juice and bite-sized pieces of bread on trays. Children old enough to understand communion are welcome to participate.
The following are special worship services we observe each year:
We observe Lent with a communion service on Ash Wednesday that includes optional disposition of ashes. Holy week activities include Palm Sunday distribution of palms; Maundy Thursday observance; and a Good Friday tennebrae service. Easter celebration services are held at their usual Sunday morning times.
Once a year we hold a healing service to pray for God's touch in our physical, emotional and spiritual lives. Anointing of those in need of special prayer is also offered during the service.
Advent often includes a Sunday evening celebration featuring a potluck dinner and musical entertainment by our vocal choirs, bell ensembles, and puppet ministry, emceed by Pastor David and his handpuppet friends. On Christmas Eve we hold services at 6:00 and 8:00 pm so that our staff can enjoy Christmas day with their families.
The Great Prayers of the Bible
There are at least 222 prayers in the Bible, incredible prayers prayed by men and women of faith. These prayers were for nations and individuals, for help and healing, for power and guidance.
These prayers were prayed by remarkable, yet ordinary, people, and are given to us in God’s Word to be examples for our own prayer life.
In this series, we can’t look at all 222 prayers, but we will focus on 14 of them throughout the summer. Our goal is that you learn more about prayer, improve your prayer life, and ultimately grow in your faith as you follow Jesus Christ.
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For the dignity of worship, and as a courtesy to others, we ask that children unable to sit quietly through the service be allowed to spend time in our nurseries instead.
Infants and Toddlers are welcome in the nurseries all Sunday morning.
Ages 3 and up have Sunday school classes from 9:30-10:30 am. (9:00-10:00 in the summer)
Preschoolers have PB&J (Preschool Buddies and Jesus) following the children's message during the 10:45 am service. (10:15 summer)
K-2nd grade have J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) children's church following the children's message during the 10:45 am service. (10:15 summer)
We offer these worship activities for children:
Children's Bulletins – Children's bulletins for ages 5-12 are available from the ushers.
Children's Sermon Bulletins - Children in 3rd-6th grade can follow the sermon with a special puzzle page, available from the ushers. Completed puzzles are eligible for a prize drawing.
Children's Message – During the second worship service, toddlers-2nd graders gather on stage for a fun message based on the day's scripture.
Preschool Buddies and Jesus (PB&J) - Following the children's message in the second service, toddlers and preschoolers are invited downstairs for a coloring page, story and playtime.
Jesus and Me (J.A.M.) – Following the children’s message in the second service, a children's church program based on the sermon is held in a classroom downstairs for kids Kindergarten- 2nd grade.