Our Sunday morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m., with music beginning at 10:20. Additional services are added during Lent and Advent. All services during the Covid pandemic are held online on Facebook and YouTube (see more information below).
Our worship blends traditional elements and and music with a lively energy and warmth from not taking ourselves to seriously. In addition to choir, organ, and handbells, we have a praise band. These groups, along with the voices of the congregation, combine with powerful scriptural interpretation to provide a dynamic Presbyterian worship experience. We invite you to be part of the experience!
Fellowship within the community of believers is important at Grace. During the in-person worship service, the Passing of the Peace and sharing of joys and concerns provide opportunity for us to bond as a community. Every Sunday, refreshments are served in Wester Hall (the fellowship hall) following the worship service. During online worship, participants are encouraged to identify themselves, share their prayer concerns, and respond to each other and the service in the Comments section of Facebook and YouTube.
We invite the presence of art into our worship with large, beautiful banners in the front of our sanctuary. These banners rotate to mark changes in the liturgical year (Advent, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and Ordinary Time). The colors of the banners correspond to the seasonal changing of the paraments on the pulpit. In addition, trees, visible through the window that frames the cross behind the pulpit, mark the passage of nature's seasons, from spring's gold, to summer's green, to autumn's fiery orange. As we worship amid the changes of nature's seasons and the church calendar, we enjoy the beauty of art and nature, and we celebrate God's gifts.
Facebook Live/YouTube Webcasts of the Worship Service
The worship service is broadcast live on the church's Facebook page and YouTube channel (Grace Presby) each Sunday morning, starting at 10:30a.m.. We encourage online participants to use the Comment section to greet each other, ask questions, and make prayer requests.