Worshiping together as a congregation is central to our life as a church. Our worship services are designed as offerings to God from congregation, clergy, and choirs.
Our worship is liturgical, but not stuffy. We have a history of active ecumenical involvement, and have incorporated elements from other liturgies into a “high Baptist” hybrid that generally follows the Revised Common Lectionary.
Worship services are planned each week by a group of clergy, musicians, and laity. Each element of the service is chosen to create a worshipful experience that will engage the congregation spiritually and intellectually.
The sermon typically involves interpreting scripture and its call to respond to God’s claims on our lives. A skilled and sensitive music ministry enriches our worship, offering styles and literature drawn from the great treasury of music of the Christian church.
We are a singing congregation. Our adult, youth, and children’s choirs, a talented and knowledgeable organist, and occasionally other instrumentalists also regularly deepen our worship experience through their musical offerings. From time to time, dance or drama also helps express, praise, or interpret the Word.
We serve each other the communion bread and cup monthly. We also remember our commitments to God and each other during worship, frequently reading aloud our church covenant.
In addition to Sunday mornings, we also create other opportunities for congregational worship including a Christmas Eve Love Feast, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday services.