The 9 am Praise Service features a variety of both contemporary Praise Favorites along with a mixture of old Gospel songs and hymns. Sometimes we find a fresh new arrangement for these old standards with a distinctive Jazz or Gospel Voice that engages the worshipers to lean into the music and open up to the Spirit. Jeff Keeler leads our service on the piano and is joined by a variety of singers and players on bass and acoustic guitars, as well as percussion. From week to week the band is joined by brass players, and an occasional fiddle, woodwind, harmonica or banjo to add some variety and spice. The Good news of Jesus Christ is proclaimed in every service. This service is not formal and you can come as you are and know that you will be among friends.
The 11 am Traditional Service features the historic four-fold outline of worship of Entrance /Gathering, Proclamation & Response, Thanksgiving & Communion and Sending Forth. Along with traditional Hymns and Responses, the music of the service is anchored by the Chancel Choir and is blessed by the occasional soloist or instrumentalist or ensemble. The hymns and choir are accompanied by our wonderful pianist/accompanist and team of outstanding musicians on the organ. The Seasons and Colors of the Christian Year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Days) which are based on the life of Christ, provide the backdrop for our worship rituals and lessons. Our Pastor preaches Biblical messages and themes which are relevant to the times and issues that affect us and the world we live in. Although the order and form of this Traditional Service is more formal, ties and dresses are not expected. Most folks come in what is comfortable for them with a mixture of attire including: jeans and sneakers, to sport jackets and ties. We welcome and enjoy having guests with us. So come as you are and we will together worship the Living God.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, and on several other special days of the year. At the 9 am service, Communion is served by “Intinction” (dip the bread into the cup) and at the 11 am service we serve the bread and individual cups at the Altar. We practice open communion for all who are believers in Jesus Christ.