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We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of the month.
Our Sunday morning worship is rooted and grounded in scripture, and shaped by the Reformed tradition. But it is also fed and enriched by many sources, such as the Iona Community, the Taize community, the practices of the early church, and the worship of the world church.
Those who worship with us will make many kinds of music – with organ, with piano, with bells and trumpet, with flute and clarinet and drums.
Alongside the Bibles in the pews are two hymnbooks, the main sources of our corporate songs – the Presbyterian hymnbook, Glory to God, and the supplemental hymnbook, Sing the Faith.
We celebrate two sacraments, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Both sacraments demonstrate and confirm the promises of Scripture. They are physical signs which by the power of the Holy Spirit use ordinary material – water, bread, and the fruit of the vine – to give spiritual gifts to the body of Christ.
Baptism enacts and seals what the Word proclaims: God’s redeeming grace offered to all people. The baptism of infants witnesses to the truth that God’s grace always precedes belief: God claims us in the waters of baptism even before we know our names. The baptism of adults witnesses to the truth that God’s gift of grace calls for our grateful response of faith.
Baptisms ordinarily take place in worship on any Sunday other than the first Sunday of the month.
The Lord’s Supper is the sign and seal of our communion with the crucified and risen Lord. We believe that at the Lord’s Supper we are drawn into Christ’s presence, united with the community of faith in every time and place, and renewed by the power of the Spirit to love and serve God in the world. We believe that the communion table is not a Presbyterian table: Christ is our host, and he invites all who want to share his life to feast with Him.
During each worship service, children are invited to come forward and join the pastors for the Time with Children. Children 4 years old to second grade then leave “worship upstairs” to go “worship downstairs” with our Young Children & Worship servants. In Young Children and Worship, children get an opportunity to experience the wonder and mystery of God through a unique storytelling format and multi-sensory materials.
Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers (2 and 3 year-olds) throughout the worship service.
Children are welcome to participate in the Lord’s Supper when their parents think they are ready to do so. To help children better understand the Lord’s Supper, the pastors meet with children and parents, ordinarily when the children are at the beginning of third grade. Then on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October, these children are personally welcomed to the Lord’s Table by the pastors and congregation.