Worship

     Regular Sunday morning worship services are held at 10:30 AM, year round.  Each service lasts about an hour.  These services are led by the pastor, who is assisted by a lay liturgist, a member of the congregation.

     The sacrament of holy communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, served by deacons and elders.

     Church seasons and holidays are observed as part of regular worship:  Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter, Pentecost.

     Regular worship services may include such special events as ordination and installation of elders and deacons, baptisms, reception of new members, and special recognition of members and friends.

     The "Care Candle" provides worshipers with the opportunity to share joys, sorrows, or concerns publicly during prayer.

     We welcome all who have gathered to worship.  The entire main floor--including restrooms--is wheelchair accessible.  We provide the SoundMate Personal Listening System.  Large print bulletins--including hymns--are available.   

Coming up . . .    

                  SUNDAY, December 8

                       Sunday school for youth and adults at 9:45

                       Worship at 10:30  -  "Peace"

                              Scripture:  Matthew 3: 1-12, Isaiah 11: 1-10,

                                       Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19

                        Fellowship (Wassail Pot Luck and carol singing)

                                 follows worship.

                   SUNDAY, December 15

                        Sunday school for youth and adults at 9:45

                        Worship at 10:30  -  "Joy"

                               Scripture:  Matthew 11: 2-11, Isaiah 35: 1-10,

                                         Psalm 146: 5-10

                         Fellowship follows worship.

                   WEDNESDAY, December 18

                          Blue Christmas worship service at 7:00 PM

                                 Scripture:  Lamentations 3: 1-3, 19-26,

                                          Psalm 23

                          Message:  "God's Compassion Never Fails"

                    SUNDAY, December 22

                         Sunday school for youth and adults at 9:45 AM

                         Worship at 10:30  -  "Love"

                                Scripture:  Matthew 1: 18-25, Romans 1: 1-7

                                          Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19

                          Fellowship follows worship.

Save the Date (Watch this space for updates!)                     

    Wassail Pot Luck and Carol Singing  -  December 8

    Blue Christmas Service  -  December 18  -  7 PM

    Christmas Eve Service  -  December 24  -  7 PM

    Annual Meeting of the Congregation  -  January 26

Rev. Rayment, preaching

Bible Study -

Thursday, December 5, 12:30 - 2:00 PM

     Isaiah 11:1-10

  Bring your brown bag lunch at 12:30;  Bible Study begins at 1:00.

Ecumenical Events

     During the season of Lent, we are part of an ecumenical series of simple soup and bread suppers followed by a worship service.   

     Each Wednesday we join with several other local churches (Trinity Episcopal, Grace Lutheran, St. Paul Lutheran, First Congregational UCC, First United Methodist, and the Catholic community) for supper at 6 PM and worship at 7 PM.  Each church takes a turn at hosting the event, supplying the meal, preparing the bulletin, and providing the pastor.

     During Holy Week, we gather at Trinity Episcopal on Maundy Thursday for the soup and bread supper and worship.

     An ecumenical Tre Ore service is held on Good Friday between noon and 3 PM.

     In July, we join with the same Protestant congregations to offer a week-long Vacation Bible School for children ages 5-12. 

Special Events   

     During the year, the congregation also enjoys several special worship services or other events, including our Kirkin' o' the Tartan followed by a special Scottish tea, a planned potluck Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve worship, and our annual strawberry social.