What to Expect

During the regular program year (early September to early June), we offer three Sunday services: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Each lasts approximately an hour, and each has a different feel.

In addition, on the first Tuesday morning of every month during the program year, at 10:30 a.m., we offer a 30-minute service of prayer and healing.

During the summer, there are two Sunday services, at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Those who live within a three-mile radius of the church and have difficulty getting to the 10:30 a.m. service may wish to use our "Wheels for Worship" program. Contact Judith McCandless to arrange for a volunteer to pick you up and take you back home following the service. 

8:30 a.m.

This intimate time of worship meets in the chancel area of the church, with weekly communion by intinction (participants walk to the front and dip a wafer in the cup). The traditional Reformed liturgy begins with a call to worship; a corporate prayer of confession; an assurance of pardon and singing of the Gloria Patri; a prayer of illumination and scripture reading; and a sermon followed by communion. There is no choir at this service, though the congregation is accompanied by organ. While some choose to dress semi-formally, others prefer casual dress. Children are welcome at all services, but most families prefer the 10:30 a.m. worship. 

 

 
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10:30 a.m. 

Held in the Sanctuary, this is our most popular service, since child care and Church School are available for babies on up. The slightly expanded liturgy includes a Chancel Talk (children’s sermon), as well as anthems, introits and choral responses sung or played by The Chancel Choir, one of our four children’s choirs, or one of our six handbell choirs. Communion is held the first Sunday of every month, usually by intinction, but on select Sundays the elements are served by plates to the pews. Most choose to dress semi-formally at this service, though many dress casually. A coffee hour follows in the Edwards Room.

 

 

 
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5:00 p.m.

The Gathering: If you prefer denim over dress shoes, T-shirts over neckties, this contemporary casual service is for you. The Gathering meets Sundays in the Edwards Room, next to the Sanctuary. A praise band leads rock- and pop-flavored music, and free coffee and snacks are available throughout the service. Communion by intinction is served the first Sunday each month.

 

 

First Tuesday Prayer and Healing Service, 10:30 a.m.

This intimate, 30-minute service of prayer, singing and reflection meets the first Tuesday of every month (during the program year) in the first few pews of the Sanctuary. We pray for our congregation, our community, those on our hearts, and for ourselves. The service often includes a brief (five-minute) homily and opportunities for one-on-one prayer with ministers. Dress is casual.