The season of Lent is here. Come as you are, no special clothes, background or experience—–just bring your heart, seeking to experience God’s love and forgiveness. Our Sunday 10:30 am service, starts in silence prior to the service. This is a communion service with a focus acknowledging that we are sinners, asking God for forgiveness.
During this season we also have a Sunday 7:00 pm Taize service. This is a service of silence, taize music, quiet prayer offering an opportunity to slow down, in preparation for the upcoming week. Come join fellow Christians, slow your hectic pace. Come to experience a peace that only God can give to us.
Our parish Youth Group is leading Evening Prayer, 7:00 pm Wednesday evenings. These services are another approach to listening for God.Holy Week Services are offered as follows: Palm Sunday 10:30 am service, April 13th, including Children’s Gospel Procession. Tennebrae Service, Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm. (A service of music and scripture.) Maundy Thursday Service, April 17th at 7:00 pm (A service focused upon the Last Supper) Good Friday Services, April 18th, services at 12:00 pm (Noon) and 7:00 pm (Were You there?) Easter Sunday Services, April 19th, services at 8:30 am and 10:30 am (He is Risen!)
We are seek to live lives loving God, with all of our hearts, our minds and our souls (The First Commandment), as we also seek to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe that all people are beloved by God. God shows no partiality, loving us all, no matter where we live, our race, cultural background, sexual orientation, education, wealth or lack of wealth or any other category that anyone might believe to be a barrier. God loves us all and wants each of us to know and to experience that love.
We want to share God’s love, in our church, in our community and in the world. We share God’s love, in our actions, giving from our time, talents and treasure. Come and experience God’s love as you also help to share it. Do you have ideas as to how God’s love might be shared? If so, please come and “let’s pray, share from our hearts, followed by hope and planning.”
We offer scripture based education for all ages, pre-school through adults. Our Middle School and High School Youth group are particularly encouraged to bring their “tough” questions for discussion. Fr. Tom takes part, sharing with the youth about their questions and other questions that might not be raised. Doubts are recognized and discussed, even as the absolute of God’s love for everyone is affirmed.
It is clear that there are no easy answers. Still, lacking “easy answers” does not let us avoid prayerfully seeking to recognize what actions to consider taking. Everyone is encouraged to share in asking “tough questions” and in seeking “tough answers”.
Throughout our worship and education programs our focus is to see God at work in the world. We prayerfully seek God’s guidance about how to live in our world, all while sharing God’s love.
Our Outreach to the World activities, Adult Education and Bible studies continue year around, with some breaks during the summer months. Come and join us through sharing your lives with us.
Come journey with us, as we prayerfully ask what God has in store for us. Bring an open mind and an open heart as we seek to experience and to share God’s love in our lives.
If you have questions about our services or any matter please contact Fr. Tom. Call the Church Office, 788-2595 or on his cell phone, 648-5870.
Come experience God’s love as you worship with us!
God’s Peace be with you,