Worship Service Format

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Whether you are coming into a church for the first time,
are looking for a new church home,
or know that a UCC church is just right for you,
you are welcome here!

(Note: sanctuary is handicap accessible via the ramp on the Kenwin Road
side of the building.)

IMG_0342Our worship service is a mix of spoken word, silence, song, and prayer. It’s a unique combination of tradition and innovation, the familiar and the new. We honor our Congregationalist roots while simultaneously striving for creativity and relevance in worship. Prayer and song are woven throughout the service, as are several moments for quiet reflection and prayer.

Second Saturday Suppers is a new endeavor for us: an experiment where food, faith and fellowship all come together at 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. By gathering around a meal, we call to mind that meal Jesus shared with his disciples long ago. This is a chance for us to go more deeply into our faith, and to do it together. All are welcome!

Music is a big part of our worship life here at 2CCW. We have an exceptional choir (and are always looking for new singers!), who, under the talented and lively direction of Todd Gordon, call us to worship with music of praise and preparation. They sing several additional times throughout our time of worship. Typically, the congregation sings three hymns, using both The Pilgrim Hymnal of 1958 and The New Century Hymnal of 1995, accompanied by Todd on the piano.

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Nursery care for infants and young children is provided during worship; children kindergarten-age and older begin their Sunday morning experience in the sanctuary with their families. A special Time For Young Disciples gives children the chance to come forward and talk with the pastor about the scripture or themes for the day.

A sermon reflecting on the day’s Scripture and its relevance to our lives in this time and place is followed by a time of communal prayer.

We share our joys and concerns with one another in a time of prayer, which the pastor then weaves into a pastoral prayer followed by The Lord’s Prayer.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. All who seek to know God in Christ are welcome to the Table.

 

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