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Worship

"Christian worship gives all glory and honor, praise and thanksgiving to the holy, triune God. We are gathered in worship to glory the God who is present and active among us - particularly through the gifts of Word and Sacrament. We are sent out to serve to glorify the same God who is present and active in the world."
          ~Book of Order W-1.0101

 

On a typical Sunday, we have talented musicians and a reflection upon the Word of God. There are times of prayer that direct our hearts to confess the things we have done wrong, offer praise and thanksgiving to God, and hope for the things that are to come. While our service follows a traditional format we are always looking for ways to grow, expand, and have fun while we offer praise to God. And while we are blessed with gifted ministers and musicians our worship is also blessed by your presence and your passion for worship as well. Come with doubts, come with questions, come as you are as we journey together on this road of life and faith with one another. 


Special Worship Services

Ash Wednesday 

"From dust you came and from dust you shall return," is a phrase that is used while the sign of the cross is made with. Ash Wednesday in the chapel is a great tradition and a moment of quiet reflection. 

 

Palm Sunday

As Jesus made his way into Jerusalem the people in the crowd celebrated with palm branches and placed them down at Jesus' feet. We celebrate by singing "The Palms" by Faure, and give out palms to make crosses. 

Maundy Thursday 

A service that culminates in the "stripping of the church" in preparation for Easter Sunday. The tradition or ritual of washing one another's feet in humility and service is often done on Maundy Thursday. 

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday features a cross made of tulip plants, and is a joyous festive celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is a candlelight service filled with beauty. We sing carols, eat sugar cookies, and celebrate the coming of God made flesh in Jesus Christ. In addition, we light candles to remember our loved ones.

Kirkin' o the tartan

Kirkin' o the Tartan is a lot of fun. We have a bagpiper who leads a procession down Washington Street and then compliments the Sunday service with great sounds and the presence of our Reformed heritage. We also commemorate those members who have entered the gates of heaven.

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