Theologian Karl Barth said that sermons should be written with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. We use the lectionary scripture to explore and reflect on our place in the world and our call to address injustice. At the same time, we take seriously that we are called to be detectives of divinity, seeking where God might be found in our everyday lives and what God’s call is for us in each moment.
Our worship time is a balance of renewal and challenge as we work to shape our lives of faith to reflect God’s beloved community.
We praise and meet God and prepare ourselves to be Christ’s servants in the world through song and prayer and through hearing and responding to the Word. We manifest our ties with church tradition and the worldwide faith community through observance of the seasons of the Christian year and use of the common lectionary.
A skilled and sensitive music ministry enriches our worship, offering styles and literature drawn from the great treasury of music of the Christian church.
Part of our worship service typically focuses on involvement with our local community and the world. Services often include our “Minute for Missions” and additional calls for members and visitors to address and resolve issues to work for peace and justice and help humanity.