Dr. David R. McNeilly and Rev. Tamara Leonard Lara guide our worship,
gathering us in God’s presence, reminding us of God’s grace and promises, sharing words of reconciliation, administering the Sacraments given to us by Jesus, and preaching the Gospel. Their goal is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus, so that we may understand and follow in the footsteps of Christ in this current age. Our worship welcomes everyone – believers and seekers, young and old, of wide faith backgrounds; it is traditional in style, but lively and spirited in substance. Laughter and joy often bless our services, and the Scriptures are read and interpreted so that people of all ages may come to know God. We seek to equip ourselves as disciples of Jesus, as His hands and feet and voice in this world. And we hear of God’s call to follow Him, to respond with faith and commitment, to lift up concerns of those around us and of the world at large, and to offer our gifts and material wealth willingly and thankfully.
Two services (8:45 & 11:00 a.m.) are held from September through mid-June, with one service at 9:30 a.m. in summer. Coffee hour precedes the 11:00 service at 10:30 in Fellowship Hall next to the Sanctuary. Sunday School for young and old alike takes place from 9:45 to 10:30.
During services, music is provided by our Chancel, Teen, Children and Handbell Choirs as well as soloists and children, through a range of music that varies from classical to contemporary.
Children are special to us and we warmly welcome them in services. We provide a special Children's sermon for them, and a chance to leave services during the sermon for their special time together that we call Junior Church. A recently renovated and professionally-staffed nursery is available for children under the age of 4.
All visitors are warmly welcomed, with first-time visitors offered a home-baked loaf of bread.
The flowers that add beauty to our Chancel every week are donated by members of the Church. Flowers are often donated in memory or in honor of someone special. For more information, see Flower Donations.
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of every month and on Maundy Thursday, and we provide the Sacrament of Baptism to those whose trust is in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We see before us the table of invitation and the font of baptism, welcoming all who believe and proclaiming what is central to our worship. We give thanks for these Sacraments and all God’s good gifts, remembering Jesus’ baptism, service, sharing, and sacrificial death for us, as we witness to His rising and live in the “time in between” before God’s ultimate reign. We instruct parents, children, and new believers about the Sacraments, so that parents can make faith commitments on behalf of their young children and guide them in partaking of communion. We commit ourselves to nurture those who are baptized, and to seek a community of faith wherever we may be.
You are invited to join us! Come with us on a journey of faith!