NOTE:  In keeping with past practice, if the weather and road conditions are such that you believe it's not safe to drive on a Sunday morning, PLEASE STAY HOME. 

   No announcements will be made here or on local radio.

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, February 23 - Transfiguration of the Lord

Sunday school for youth (10:45 AM) and adults (9:45 AM)

Worship at 10:30  - "Transfiguration"

Scripture:  2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9, Psalm 99  Fellowship follows worship.

SUNDAY, March 1 - First Sunday in Lent

Sunday school for youth (10:45 AM) and adults (9:45 AM)

Worship at 10:30  -  "Lead Us Not Into Temptation"

Scripture:  Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Matthew 4:1-11, Psalm 32

Fellowship follows worship.

SUNDAY, March 8

Sunday school for youth (10:45 AM) and adults (9:45 AM)

Worship at 10:30  -  "Faith Works:  How Faith Leads Us to Do Good Works"

Scripture:  Genesis 12:1-4a, Romans 4: 1-5, Psalm 121

Fellowship follows worship.

SUNDAY, March 15

Sunday school for youth (10:45 AM) and adults (9:45 AM)

Worship at 10:30  -  "Waves of Grief"

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 1:3-7, Job 2: 11-13, Psalm 107: 23-32

Fellowship follows worship.

Save the Date (Watch this space for updates!)                     

--Ecumenical Ash Wednesday soup supper and worship  - February 26, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Begins at 6 PM.

--Series of ecumenical Simple Soup Suppers and Worship begins on Wednesday, March 4, and continues through Lent.  Each week we will be hosted by a different participating church.  Supper at 6, worship at 7.  Schedule will appear in our March newsletter, The TARTAN.

Our entire building is wheelchair accessible.

Telex "Sound Mate' Personal 

Listening system is available.

Rev. Rayment, preaching

Bible Study

Thursday, February 20.  12:30-2:00 PM

Scripture:  1 Timothy 5

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, our annual strawberry social, and a Red Letter Day during the summer.