Worship – What to Expect

Worship – What to Expect

When You Arrive

Worship services start at 11 am and end at noon.  See our Worship Services page for online services.

Adult Sunday School usually meets before Worship from 9:30 to 10:30 am. *Adult Sunday School Classes are not resuming at this time.

If you come early you can enjoy coffee, tea, juice, and an assortment of snacks in our fellowship hall before the service begins.

You will be greeted by an usher as you enter the sanctuary and are welcome to sit anywhere you like.

Be sure to pick up a bulletin! We print all the readings and hymns directly into the bulletin to make it easy to follow along throughout the service. We also include news, special announcements, upcoming events, and prayer concerns.

About our Worship Services

Our worship style could be described as creative traditional. We include a lot of responsive readings and reflective readings. We often incorporate prayers from around the world and other faith traditions.

We follow a traditional order of worship including elements such as: opening & closing hymns, prayer of confession, passing of the peace, reading of scripture, sermon, offertory, and singing the doxology (praise to God).

We sing a variety of hymns, some traditional and some contemporary. We use Glory to God (The New Presbyterian Hymnal) and Sing the Faith. We enjoy singing songs from around the world, and sometimes in their original languages.

We have a beautiful new Martin Pasi Pipe Organ, as well as a piano and various percussion instruments that accompany us in song throughout worship.

What is typical attire?
Come as you are! Anything from dressy to casual will fit in just fine.

Is child care available?
Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to meet with our Sunday School team leaders during the second half of our worship services, just after the Choral Anthem (about 11:10am). They will meet at the back of the Sanctuary and travel to the Westport Rising Room (basement). They will rejoin their parents after the worship service ends.

Nursery care is also available for kids under 5 anytime during the service. Young children are welcome to stay with their parents throughout the service or go play with our babysitter in the children’s area (upstairs).

Parents are asked to fill out a brief registration form before church begins. (This form only needs to be filled out once).

After Worship

You are invited to join us after worship in the fellowship hall for coffee and snacks, and so we can get to know you! We love meeting new people.