A Typical Sunday
Arriving: Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions when you arrive. You will be greeted at the door; an usher will offer you a Sunday bulletin, which has the order that we will follow for worship that day. There are also children’s bulletins and markers available. Find a seat, anywhere you like and make yourself comfortable. You will also find a pew pad to fill out if you would like us to be in touch with you.
Thought for the Children and Sunday School: Early in the service, all of the children are invited to come forward for the Thought for the Children. Parents are welcome to come forward with their children if that makes them more comfortable. Following the Thought for the Children they may join the multiage Sunday School class in the parish hall. Parents are encouraged, if they would like, to take their children to Sunday School, and then return to worship once they are settled. Children are welcome to remain in the service if they are not ready to attend a group.
Infants and Toddlers: We offer childcare for infants and toddlers in the parish hall, following the Thought for the Children.
Communion: Communion is open to all who attend services, including children. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month and during special services throughout the year. Our tradition is to have the Deacons serve the bread, and then we eat together once everyone is served. Likewise, cups are served to everyone and then we drink together. The cup contains grape juice. In addition to bread, we offer gluten free wafers. It is a great honor to serve one another, to draw close to Christ’s presence, to give thanks for our community, and to pray for wholeness and sustenance for all God’s people.
Special Events: Sometimes there are special events, such as baptisms, welcoming new members and presentations. These will be printed in your bulletin and you can follow along with the rest of the congregation.
After the Service: The minister will be at the front door to shake hands as you exit. Both the minister and our congregation would love to meet you after worship. Everyone is invited for fellowship, either for Coffee Hour in the parish hall during the cooler months or for Lemonade on the Lawn in the summer. This is also a good moment to register children for Sunday School.