8:30 AM CONTEMPLATIVE WORSHIP
At 8:30, about 25-30 people attend a more intimate and quiet service in a Contemplative Frame, in our Chapel Lounge. Featuring acclaimed pianist, John Steiner, and a variety of cantors, we sing meditative verses and contemporary songs. Various other musicians will join us from time to time.
Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney offers a message, we spend some time in silence reflecting, and then Cynthia encourages conversation about the sermon. This service offers Communion each week. To give you an idea of our inclusive theology, here are the opening words of our Communion ritual:
We see this table as one expression of the universal feast we long to share with all people. Christ invites all people to come from east and west and north and south to share in this banquet of communal thanksgiving. We break this bread with those who journey the way of the Hindus, with those who follow the path of the Buddha, with our brothers and sisters of Islam, with the Jewish people from whom we come, and with all people of faith.
We warmly embrace visitors and hope you will join us.
10:00 AM TRADITIONAL FORMAT WITH A VARIETY OF MUSIC
Our 10:00 am service is a bit more traditional in style, if not in content. Themes for each service are centered around the focus scripture reading of the day. Virtuoso pianist Alan Choy delights with solos and postlude medleys that are so beautiful that the congregation stays to listen and applaud. We enjoy our voice and bell choirs, vocal soloists and accomplished visiting musicians on harp, violin, flute, cello, trumpet, dulcimer, percussion and other instruments.
Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney (and regular guest preachers) offers challenging and often creative sermons. Then she encourages conversation about her sermons, and time is set aside each week for the congregation to respond.
On the first Sunday of the month we celebrate communion together. This is a ritual expression of the love and care God shows us. You are welcome to participate, or not, as are your children. Through prayer, we express our intention and hope for the world, calling upon and joining with the transforming power of God.
If Christian or reformed worship is foreign to you, please visit and check us out, and if you have questions feel free to ask. Participate as little or as much as you wish – we want you to feel comfortable here.
Jesus named two commandments that summarize God’s instruction: Love God and Love Neighbor. This is the heart of Christian life. Having received the love of God, love that seeks to bring us into wholeness, we seek now to share it. We begin that work in worship and are sent out to create greater value in the world around us.
5:00 PM SOULSONG TAIZÉ SERVICE • FIRST SUNDAYS
LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM OUR SUNDAY SERVICE
Below are a few of our music featured during our Sunday services
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