Coming to visit?

As a worshiping community we gather on Sunday’s to connect to God and one another. This is a direct expression of obedience to the way that Jesus summed up the whole of scriptural focus to two things: Loving God and Loving Others… Matthew 22:34-40

      Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:  “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

      Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

On Sunday we will love and connect to God in times of prayer. Every Sunday we’ll have a special time called Prayers of the People in which everyone is welcome to share both celebrations of what God is doing in lives and concerns that need to be lifted to God’s good grace.

We’ll celebrate scripture in public readings, congregational readings, maybe even in a video presentation.

We will sing and enjoy music as gifts from God. Because we value all the senses which we have, there will have visuals and sounds. We’ll have candles to see and smell. Different folks who are worshiping with us will bring gifts of music and song. We will ever engage our sense of taste.

Each Sunday we’ll join with Christians around the world and through the generations who have kept the Eucharistic practice alive and well. Most churches in the US call this the “Lord’s Supper” or Communion. We reenact the Passover meal which Jesus shared with followers before his crucifixion and intended to be a special point of connection between himself and all disciples for generations to come. In our Communion time all people who wish to participate in that connection to Christ and one another are welcome to come forward, tear away a piece of bread, dip it in the cup (grape juice), and share this gift of God. After receiving the bread and juice you are welcome to visit one of the prayer stations around the sanctuary and spend a few quiet moments in meditation.

And most Sundays we’ll share a message, always rooted in the Bible and expressive of our desire to orient our lives to the will of God.

Also, Sundays are also special times of fellowship, connection to one another. We’ll always have something lite to eat before and after worship. Small groups will also meet in various places for prayer and study. We value times to share life and will often have activities Sunday afternoon to continue our fellowship… hiking, picking apples at a local farm, visits to museums, etc.

We hope you’ll be our guest very soon.

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