What’s It Like?Written by Wayne Whitney on Apr 07, 2013
In our Sunday worship, we nurture our faith by celebrating Holy Communion every week. We engage our minds through reading Holy Scripture and hearing a thought-provoking sermon. We engage our senses through music that touches the mind and the heart, in the rich, diverse Anglican and American musical traditions.
Both of our worship services celebrate the rich breadth and depth of Anglican liturgy. During the 8:30 service, we offer instrumental music. During the 10:00 service, we sing beautiful traditional Anglican hymns as well as other music drawn from a variety of Christian traditions, including jazz, gospel, and chant, and other kinds. During the program year, our 10:00 service includes choir and some beautiful instrumental accompaniment, including (at times) organ, piano, violin, flute, and other instruments. We celebrate a Rite II Eucharist which includes reading of Scripture, communal prayers, a thought-provoking sermon that relates to issues of daily life, and Holy Communion at which all Christians are welcome.
For Children, during the summer ages 4 through 8 are welcome to attend our Children’s Chapel during the first half of the 10:00 service. Our Sunday school and youth programs are on summer break during this time, but we do offer Vacation Bible School and Youth Mission Trip, as well as great weeks at Chapel Rock, our diocesan summer camp!
During the program year, beginning Sunday, August 20, Children ages 4 through 8 are welcome to attend our Children’s Chapel during the first half of the 10:00 service. Sunday school is offered from 11:00 to 11:45. Adults have Christian education options at this time also – click here for more details. Or, just enjoy hospitality and social time while the kids are in Sunday School!
Come see us at Nativity – God’s Spirit fills our worship with energy, beauty and delight! Don’t believe us? Check out this blog post for a review by a guest who visited us on Pentecost 2013, and has since joined the church!
For details of Children’s ministries, click here.
To read Scripture lessons for this coming Sunday, click here. Some folks like to read the lessons in advance, think and pray about them, to prepare for worship.