Worship is central to our life together as a church. It is at the core of both how we live our daily lives as well as how we live together in community.
Worship is not something done from the stage for an audience to watch. It is the offering we bring to God as a community. In fact, the word liturgy actually means “the work of the people.” In our gatherings, we value active participation that is accessible to everyone, regardless of where they are on their faith journey.
Whether you find yourself in our 8:30am Traditional Nave service (in the East End) or our 9am Modern Disciples’ Center service (in the West End), you will see the liturgy lived out together in a four-fold pattern (found in early Christian worship):
Our services always begin with a call to worship, or an “acclamation,” where the community together acknowledges who God is and why it is that we are gathered.
The Word of God is proclaimed at every gathering. We believe it to be alive and active and an integral part of our transformation into Christ-likeness.
Having heard the Word of God, we respond in thanksgiving for our forgiveness by offering prayers and celebrating Communion together.
We don’t just leave a worship service … we are sent out to be a blessing to the world in the name of Christ.