Sunday Morning Worship

 

We hold Sunday morning worship services at 10:00 a.m., September through June. Lay-led services are held in July and August. Children’s Religious Education (RE) classes and nursery care (for little ones under age 4) are provided during the service beginning at the end of September through the second week of June.

Special evening worship services are also held throughout the year including our Annual Holiday Vespers Service, Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, and our Annual Maundy Thursday Communion Service.

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Worship Services – Fall 2016

September Theme – Inherent Worth & Dignity

September 4, 2016
“Summer Service Potpourri”
Joan Webster, Facilitator

September 11, 2016
“Until Every Casual Corner Blooms Into a Shrine”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
In-gathering Water Ceremony / Child Dedication Ceremony / 911 Anniversary Remembrance

The Rev. Aaron Payson leads the child dedication ceremony for the daughter of Rachel and Raendi Wagner on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

The Rev. Aaron Payson leads the child dedication ceremony for the daughter of Rachel and Raendi Wagner on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

September 18, 2016
“Forging the Way of Peace”
Jim Scott, Guest Musician & Speaker

Guest Speaker and Musician Jim Scott performs "Common Ground," for the Introit during the September 18, 2016 service. The theme of the service was "Forging the Way of Peace."

Guest Speaker and Musician Jim Scott performs "Common Ground," for the Introit during the September 18, 2016 service. The theme of the service was "Forging the Way of Peace."

September 25, 2016
“Finding Courage Midst the Chaos”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
HOMECOMING SUNDAY
Teacher Dedication Ceremony / Blessing of the Backpacks / Religious Exploration Classes Begin

Mentors and mentees walk into the service together

Coming of Age mentors and youth walk into the service together on Sunday, September 25, 2016. COA is a year-long program marking the transition from childhood to young adult. It includes discussions and retreats that emphasize self-awareness and confidence building and service to the church and community.

October Theme – Emotional Intelligence

October 2, 2016
“To Be Thick as a Brick”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Jewish High Holidays
[6 PM Soulful Sundown Service – Blessing of the Animals]

October 9, 2016
“Lingering in the Shadow of Deeds”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Indigenous People’s Day / Jewish High Holidays

October 16, 2016
Frank Kartheiser, Guest Speaker

October 23, 2016
“From Destination to Journey”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
CROP Walk Sunday

October 30, 2016
“On Hallowed Being”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Samhain Celebration

November Theme – Care for the Soul

November 6, 2016
“Rage, Righteousness, Reason and Resolve”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Election Sunday
[6 pm Soulful Sundown Service – Care for the Soul]

November 13, 2016
“Running Toward Danger”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Veteran’s Day Weekend

November 20, 2016
“Grace Beyond Words”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Thanksgiving Sunday

November 27
Guest Speaker, TBA
Advent Begins

December Theme – Healing

December 4, 2016
“Digging Up the Foundation of Faith”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
[6 pm – Soulful Sundown Service – Healing]

December 11, 2016
“On Patience”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Officiate

December 18, 2016
“The Tale of Illiana”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Annual Winter Solstice Service (Inter-generational)
[4 pm – Annual Holiday Vespers Service & Vespers Tea (Inter-generational)]

[7 pm – December 24, 2016 – Annual Christmas Eve Service]
“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
Rev. Aaron Payson, Preaching
Inter-generational Service

December 25, 2016
“The Presents of Presence”
Rev. Aaron Payson
Informal Christmas Day Service (Inter-generational)