Welcome to Worship!

Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., we have this wonderfully unique hour of the week called worship. We gather together as a community to worship God with music, Scripture, prayer, a sermon and fellowship. Worship renews us, challenges us, and invites us to live our faith with joy. I know that I am changed by worship, and that hour prepares us all to practice the Presence of God in our lives.

Worship would not be complete without you! And as you prepare for worship each week, we invite you to pray for all those who help create the worship experience: pastors, choirs, musicians, liturgists, leaders of children’s moment, the staff that prepares the bulletins and slides, the flower committee, ushers and greeters, and those who make sure coffee and bagels are waiting for us. Lots of people volunteer to help craft a time of worship! Your prayers bless the worship leaders, and praying prepares us for worship. Sending a text, email, or note saying, “I’m praying for you this week,” will enrich us all.

Preparing for worship changes our experience of worship. One way to do that is to arrive before worship starts, so that you can be settled, expecting to encounter God’s Presence during this sacred hour. If you have another favorite way to prepare for worship, I’d love to hear about it. Please share your ideas by emailing me on the Contact Us page.

Of course there will be times when we arrive late. That happens to all of us. Please do be aware of how your late arrival affects others. The ushers will at times ask you to wait in the back until there is a good time for you to find your seat. If possible, please avoid walking all the way to the front, for when that happens after that distracts others. We want to keep our focus on worshiping God, so that we go forward into the day and week ahead ready to be the Presence of God, alive in our world. See you on Sunday mornings!

Time Change: Move your clocks back one hour on Saturday night, November 4.

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