The earliest Christians believed that Jesus was crucified and died on what is now called Good Friday. Then by the greatest of all miracles, he came back to life on the first Easter. His resurrection meant for them the repair of a broken past, hope for the present, and the promise of eternal life together in the future. In solemn remembrance of Jesus’ death, and in joyful celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, they began a tradition of meeting each week to worship him.
The earliest Christians met together each week as friends, joining in prayer, Scripture and song, and sharing a holy meal together in the transcendent presence of God. We continue this tradition every Sunday at 4:30 pm. After worship, around 5:45 pm, we usually have refreshments or a fellowship dinner. We hope you will stick around to meet new friends and enjoy the fellowship.
We are a liturgical church. Our worship services follow the same basic outline as most Christian churches since the days of the earliest Christians. At the same time, we fill in the details of the service with the music and language of the present. It’s easy to follow along using the printed service bulletin provided as you enter the church.
Each week, we conclude our worship service with Holy Communion. It is a feast in the presence of the Lord Jesus and a means of grace for his disciples. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion with us, regardless of age or denomination. At communion, you will receive bread first, which you eat, or keep and dip into the cup of wine when it comes. You may also drink directly from the cup. Gluten-free wafers are available, just ask the priest when he comes to you. If you do not wish to receive communion, you may stay seated or come forward. If you come forward and cross your hands on your chest, you will receive a blessing instead.
Children are also welcome to stay with you in the service. Children ages 4-10 will be dismissed to their own program of worship after our opening songs of worship. They will rejoin us before communion. We provide a nursery for infants & crawlers and a toddler/preschool class for younger children throughout the service.
Come As You Are
You may wear whatever you like; some people dress more casually and others dress more formally.