We invite you to worship with us every Sunday at 8 AM, 10:45 AM & Spanish service at 10:45 AM. Sunday School is open for all ages at 9:30 AM.
Holy communion is celebrated in all Sunday services.
Last spring we decided to provide the Lord’s Sup-per each Sunday at both worship services. We decided to wait until September to begin this practice so more people could volunteer for the Altar Guild and for the busyness of summer to pass. Now it is September and so we will start. Since many people cannot make it to worship each Sunday, often due to health, work or travel, they wanted to have the Supper available when they are here. Others simply recognize that they need as much of Jesus as they can get. “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He leads me. . .” (Psalm 23:1-2) He leads me through the challenges of this unstable mod-ern world where we can really depend on very few things. But we can depend on our Good Shepherd. Having Him close, on a weekly basis, helps us have the attitude “I will not fear, for you are with me (v.4)”.
Having the Lord’s Supper every week also fits in with our theme, “Blessed to be a blessing with God’s grace”. The grace of God is on full display in the Lord’s Supper. A simple definition of grace is “undeserved kindness”. In the Lord’s Supper we experience the kindness of God and it is certainly undeserved. In the Supper, Jesus comes to be with us. We don’t deserve His presence or attention yet He gives them to us lavishly. He is always glad to spend time with us and always glad to hear from us. There are not many other people we can say that about. “This is my Body, This is my blood” is very clear, if impossible to fully understand, and assures us of His presence in the midst of our lives. He blesses us by giving us grace and then sends us out to show grace to those in our lives.
Left to ourselves we are not very gracious people. We all tend toward the self- centered and filing our own needs first. Very often our prayer would be “My will be done” rather than “Thy will”. But God, in His kindness doesn’t leave us like that. He sends us His word to call us to repentance and then comes to us in His supper to give us life, by putting His life into our lives. It pretty amazing when you stop to think about it.
We will still be having Children’s Messages every other Sunday and will make a few adjustments to the worship services as we get used to this new habit. Please contact Gayle Andrejack, head of our Altar committee, or the church office, if you would like to serve by setting up the altar and beautifying our worship space. Full training is available, men and women of any age can be part of our Altar Guild.