First Time Visitor?

All are welcome to join us in worship!  If you are new to our church, please come as you are, and make yourself at home. Nursery care is available during the service for your little ones. A service of Holy Communion is held on the first Sunday of every month, and God's table is open to everyone.

Our weekly service includes:

  • Bible-based sermons
  • Lifting up of shared prayer concerns
  • Children's message
  • Music ministry

Please feel free to visit with a member of our church after the service and enjoy a cup of coffee; a fellowship hour is held right after the service in the rear of the sanctuary.



What You Can Expect

Visiting a church for the first time can be an awkward experience.  We all understand this; we have all been there too!  Here is a brief guided tour through our service to make your visit more comfortable. 


When you visit our church, you will be greeted at the door by one or two (or a family) of our parishioners and welcomed warmly with a handshake.  A deacon supply you with another warm greeting and a bulletin where you will find the day's hymns and scripture as well as announcements of coming events. 


You may seat yourself where you feel comfortable and listen to the musical prelude while you enter into a spirit of worship.  A responsive Call to Worship starts off our service followed by our first hymn. (We generally stand for all hymns but if you are not able, that is fine!).  One of our favorite times of the service is "Passing of the Peace" where we greet our neighbors with the peace of Christ with a greeting and a handshake. 


Our Chancel Choir performs two anthems, one following the Passing of the Peace and another during the collection. 


Our Prayer of Invocation is read in unison.


We share our joys and offer our offerings as a gift of gratitude and praise for all that God has done for us. The Doxology is sung (standing if able) as our gifts are brought to the altar.


Likewise we share our concerns and sorrows as we enter into our morning prayer, remembering those who need God's help and grace. 


After a second hymn we hear the Word of God through our daily scripture followed by the singing of the Gloria Patri (again standing if able). 


At this time we hear a throught-provoking message from our pastor as he gives us words of encouragement and hope to sustain us through the week. 


Our final hymn and benediction encourages us to go forth into our busy week secure in the knowledge that God is at work behind the scenes and we have a church family that loves and cares for us.  Following the benediction, please join us for coffee fellowship and a snack or two and get to know us a little better.  We look forward to meeting you!

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