Weekend Worship Styles and Times
Saturday Night Worship (SNW)
Trinity House – 5:00 pm
This is a casual, family-friendly service in which worshippers sit around circular tables, often with coffee or refreshments. There will usually be families with little children, senior citizens and all ages in between. The service music is by a praise band, with upbeat contemporary songs, using a screen to project words, scripture passages, and other items. Leadership rotates among the pastoral staff.
Younger children may go to Saturday Night Tots during the sermon, where two adults offer a teaching time. Refreshments are offered before and after the service, which ends at about 6:00 p.m. Occasionally there will be a post-worship event such as a family movie or a potluck supper.
8:15 a.m. Chapel
A small and quiet worship service in our intimate chapel on the bottom floor. Worship is in a traditional style, with hymns, scripture, prayers, etc. Leadership rotates among the pastoral staff.
9:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Located in our main sanctuary, this service is musically led by a Praise Team, and includes congregational singing of several praise songs, followed by scripture, prayer, and other typical worship components. Words to the songs and scripture are projected on screens. The design is somewhat informal, and the service is typically led by Senior Pastor Frank Fowler, with pastoral or lay liturgists. The service ends at 10:15, and during this 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. hour our Church School classes are held. Nursery care is provided during the service and parents may take a silent beeper with them into worship to keep in touch with the nursery leaders.
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Also located in our main sanctuary, this service features hymns sung with our organ, and vocal musical groups of children, youth and adults, along with music by our English Handbell choirs. The service is designed to last until 12:00 noon, and is typically led by Frank Fowler with clergy and lay liturgists.
From 9:00 to 12:00 a.m. each Sunday, coffee, and refreshments are available in our fellowship hall, very near to our sanctuary and chapel.