time should I arrive?
The worship service begins at 10:30 am. The doors open at 10 am. Arriving late, no problem you are welcome to join us at any point during the service.
should I dress?
as you are. Dress style is casual.
should I do when I arrive?
Bulletins are located on the right-hand wall just prior to entering the sanctuary. The bulletin is our guide through the service and contains prayers, verbal responses we all say together, and scripture readings. An insert will also have weekly announcements concerning upcoming
events and activities in the life of our church. Song lyrics will be up on the screen on the front left of the sanctuary during the service along with most items found in the bulletin.
about my children?
said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the
kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) Children of all
ages are welcome at the worship service. It is good for children to hear the message and observe the pattern of worship. It's amazing what they hear and understand!
if my child gets fussy?
We don’t mind a little noise. If the volume increases and you
think it best, you may choose to bring your child next door to the nursery. The nursery is not staffed, so we do ask that a responsible member of your family stay with your little one in the nursery.
if I’m late?
welcome whenever you arrive! We only ask that if a prayer is being spoken or if
Scripture is being read that you wait to find your seat until it is completed.
am I supposed to do during the offering?
We no longer pass an offering plate during the service. There is a box in the foyer where cash or checks can be left along with our online giving options here on the website.
often do you celebrate the Lord’s Supper?
While we are searching for a new Teaching Elder communion has not been served on a scheduled basis, but rather based on who is preaching that day. We do try to have communion still once a month if possible.
is the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper?
his last meal with his disciples, Jesus shared bread and wine with them and
asked them to continue to do so in remembrance of him. The Lord’s Supper,
therefore, is a sacrament — a visible representation of an invisible reality —
which was instituted by our Lord himself for our blessing and benefit. It is
the covenant renewal meal of the faithful, by which disciples of Jesus reaffirm
their faith in him as Lord and Savior and acknowledge the sober reality at the
heart of all we are and do as a community of faith — that Jesus gave his life
for sinners like us. By eating the bread and drinking of the cup, followers of
Jesus proclaim their personal faith in him anew, remembering his death,
celebrating his life and reign, and acknowledging the new life and new
community which Jesus’ sacrifice has purchased for us.
I receive Communion?
Communion is a meal for those who have set their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord
and Savior and who repent of their sin and are willing to covenant once more to
live as folowers of Jesus Christ. If you have not yet set your faith in Jesus,
then please do not participate in the eating of the bread or drinking of the wine, but be sure to observe the sacrament and meditate on the meaning of what you are
seeing (per the paragraph above).
if I should feel led during the service (or any time) to set my trust in Jesus
as Lord and Savior?
Contact a member of the Session and
they will speak and pray with you any time.
looking forward to seeing you this Sunday. Welcome!