The Church throughout the ages has had to be creative depending on what challenges it was facing at the time.
Yet our calling to be a people formed by Christ to share his loving presence with the world never changes!
In this challenging season, we are experimenting with new rhythms that continue to help us grow in the life of the triune God through fellowship with one another and demonstrating love for others. While we loved our old rhythms, in the midst of this pandemic, we seek to honor Christ's self-giving love which lays down privilege and preference for the sake of another.
What do these new rhythms look like?
1. FULL CHURCH WORSHIP IN OUR CHURCH SANCTUARY (1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays)
The one hour service begins at 10:15am, with coffee served outside the building before the service (when weather permits).
We ask that you finish your coffee and put a mask on before entering the building.
Eucharist is served using single-served, pre-packaged cups to reduce the potential risk of any Covid-19 transmission.
Please monitor your own health at home and do not attend services if you have a fever or any other symptoms of illness.
In order to reduce the amount of time we spend indoors together, we have shortened our service to 60 minutes. Many of the same rhythms of worship from our normal in-person Sunday gatherings continue to shape our time. You can read more about those rhythms of worship here.
And every Sunday that we gather as a full church, we close our time by lifting up prayers for the world: for an end to this pandemic, for the safety and health of medical care workers, for those who are sick and/or isolated and those who mourn, for the justice and peace of our nation, for the wisdom and compassion of governmental leaders, and for the flourishing of the Church.
2. HOUSE CHURCH GATHERINGS, IN PERSON (2nd and 4th Sundays)
On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, we gather in groups we call "house churches." Most of these groups meet in person. Like the early church, we find that smaller gatherings help us to share our lives more intimately while worshiping, learning, and celebrating the gospel together. In these house churches, which are smaller in size (20-30 people of all ages), we are able to hear the scriptures read, discern the Spirit's movement, share the Eucharist, and deepen our friendships with each other. (If you are interested in a house church that meets over Zoom, we can connect you with one!)
Our house churches are organized roughly according to where you live, so that you can gather nearby with others in your area.
Interested in getting connected to a house church? Email Pastor Juliet at [email protected]