what to expect sunday am

what to expect sunday am

Worship Gatherings We gather on Sundays at 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM.  Our eclectic blend of music ranges from jazz to reggae to Spirituals to traditional hymns to Latin and beyond. Dress casual. Bring anybody you’d like. And, above all things, be yourself! All are welcome. All Means All.

Arriving We have bike racks in front of the church for anyone who lives nearby. Parking is accessible from H Street and 53rd Streets. If the lot is full, parking on Sundays on the streets around the church is usually plentiful. You’ll find Chocolate Fish coffee & tea near the entrance to the Sanctuary.

Music & Call to Worship Music is a beautiful and powerful means of expression. We regularly use music (and other expressions and forms of art) to express ourselves to God, just as the Psalms do: we praise, we ask for what we need, we confess, we complain, we lament. We give thanks to God as we express our vulnerability and our longings.

Welcome & Next Steps We set aside time in our gathering to help identify next steps we might take in order to grow in faith and reach in love.

Scripture & Message Every week we hear, learn and tell the story of God & God’s people. We read from the Bible and share from our lives.

Communion, Prayer, & Offering Communion is a sacrament practiced most weeks in worship. Everyone present will be invited to The Table. While no one is required to receive communion, all are welcome to The Table. When receiving communion, a server will offer bread, saying, “The Body of Christ” as you break off a piece of bread. Then, a server will offer the cup, saying, “The Cup of the New Covenant” as you dip the bread into the cup and eat it.

Note: We offer gluten-free and dairy-free bread options at all communion stations.

We pray in many ways at The Table; through song & silence & spoken words. We often invite people to light candles in the prayer stations near our stained glass windows. If you would like to participate in financial giving, you may place your gifts in the offering plates as you come forward for communion or in the offering plates as they are passed.

Sending Forth At the conclusion of our gathering, we both receive a spoken benediction and sing together a benediction. “Benediction” is Latin and means “good word.” It is a final blessing and prayer sung over our community as we head into our week.