There is no better place to experience the paradox of faith than in the liturgy of Sunday morning.
Each Sunday morning we gather to stand on the shoulders of an ancient liturgy. For some people this might bring to mind dusty, old, rote phrases and dirge-like hymns. We believe liturgy is more than that, that it is a microcosm for a way of life, where our 2,000 year old heritage meets our present-day experience.
Like the faithful before us, we too confess our desperate need for God's mercy and at the same time are equipped by the Holy Spirit to be Christ's body in the world. As followers of Christ have always done, we are re-membered to God and to one another in the Eucharist.
Unlike those before us, we do not sing the same songs they did or use the same instruments (usually). We do not use the same language they did (usually). In our Sunday liturgy we practice the ancient patterns of worship with our current language and understanding. This means we use inclusive language, we acknowledge scientific understanding, and we translate the story of God through our diverse gifts and experience.
Our liturgy is different every Sunday, depending on who is present, and what they are contributing. Some Sundays are celebratory and high energy. Some Sundays are calm and pensive. Always, we are responding to God in our midst and practicing for a life of discipleship in Christ. We invite you to come and participate as you feel called.
When you come to worship
A word about children: We like having them in worship. We think their fidgeting and noises are a part of our liturgy. We also know that children learn by watching and doing, even if they aren't fully understanding. Shoot- we don't fully understand the mysteries of the liturgy ourselves. We're always being surprised. We also hear parents needing help or respite during the liturgy. Therefore, we have a nursery where children 0-5 are welcome to play with our caregiver and we have Sunday School where children 6-12 learn with our teacher. All are welcome at any time in these places.
A word about accessibility: We are always trying our best to make worship welcoming for people of all abilities. To this end, we equip our space with amplification and assistive headsets for those who need an extra audio boost. Most of our liturgy takes place on one plane for ease of movement. We have ADA compliant and non-gendered restrooms. We try to refrain from the use of excessive scents when we gather together. Yet, we know that in our ignorance and self-centeredness we will have not thought of every one of our neighbors' needs. We are grateful when you visit, for your grace and patience.
Christmas Eve Worship
German Language Worship 2:00pm Christmas Eve Worship 5:00pm Candlelight Worship 10:00pm