Enlivening our spirits, praising God, challenging our minds
Worship is the main event on Sunday mornings, but conversation and connection are a close second. We offer breakfast and coffee in the lounge at 8:45, with activities for children. The narthex is lively with volunteers offering service opportunities. After worship, there’s more coffee, more conversation, activities for kids, and often forums over lunch.
The worship service itself is both traditional and contemporary. It’s contemplative and lively. It’s musical and visual. We sing, we pray, we sit in silence.
It has many traditional components – sermon, scripture, organ and choir. Baptisms and blessings. Prayer, both silent and communal. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month. Our service also has some less traditional parts – vibrant mobiles and modern art, contemporary and world music, children as participants. At its center is love of God and gratitude for God’s grace in our lives.
Singing is central to our worship. We sing softly, boisterously, with joy. Our 50+ voice choir leads us in congregational singing and also provides an anthem and an offertory.
Our music spans many traditions—from European classical music to gospel to contemporary. In addition to our Chancel Choir and organ, we have a women’s choir (Veriditas), a children’s choir, a stringed orchestra (Joyful Noise Players), a drumming group (Sacred Groove), a hand bell choir, recorder ensemble and frequent guest musicians. Click the “Get involved & serve” button below to join a group.
Arts and Worship
We believe that engaging all our senses can bring us closer to God. We worship with our eyes and ears and voices. We incorporate the arts into worship as much as possible. We seek to nurture inter-generational, community, and liturgical engagement.through visual arts (banners, sculptures, stoles and other fabric arts), music and dance. A Creativity Council for the Liturgical Arts envisions ways to enliven worship with the arts, and welcomes your participation. Lean more about our Liturgical Arts Program.
Worship helps me connect with God and with this community. It equips me to live out God’s call for me in the world.
During the pandemic closures, we are holding services online “live” on Facebook and on YouTube. While the service is not interactive, the chat rooms are available to say good morning and for comments.
Join/view the service on Facebook at 10 am
Join/view the service on YouTube at 10 am
Wednesdays at 5:30 on Zoom
This new service begins September 30, and is a more informal service lasting about a half hour. It is designed especially for families with small children, but everyone is invited. Contact gro.cuytisrevinu@mooz for the link.
Our annual Service of Memory and Hope will be held on Sunday, October 25, during the usual 10am service.