Worship: 11:00 a.m. and online (web & FB). Live worship and the recording of each Sunday’s worship is available on the LIVESTREAM page.
(please note that the Session has dropped the mask mandate EXCEPT when young children (under the age of vaccination) are present. However, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, we encourage you to do so.)
Pastor and theologian Eugene Peterson describes Sabbath as:
Uncluttered time and space to distance ourselves from the frenzy of our own activities so we can see what God has been and is doing. If we do not regularly quit work for one day a week we take ourselves far too seriously. The moral sweat pouring off our brows blinds us to the primal action of God in and around us. A time when we:
Shut up and show up.
That’s it. Stop whatever it is that we’re doing and make ourselves “present” to God.
There’s no requirement put upon us on Sabbath.
The day set aside for observance of Sabbath doesn't matter, but it should be consistent.
We celebrate communion the first Sunday of every month. In the common elements of water, bread and wine we not only celebrate the story but the story comes alive for us and in us and through us. In baptism we are buried with Christ and rise to new life in Christ, we are welcomed into the Body of Christ. In the bread and the wine we not only celebrate the story, we are nourished and fed by the God of story. At the table the Holy Spirit prepares us to be sent into the world to bear witness to Gospel through words and acts and love animated and empowered by God’s creative engagement with creature and creation, Christ’s sacrifice and the Spirit’s life-giving presence.