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What is Sunday Morning Worship?
Sunday Morning Worship is what many would call “traditional”. The format changes week to week, but the basic elements stay the same: there are readings from the Hebrew Scriptures, Gospels, and later Acts and Letters of the Apostles (also called Old and New Testaments).
We stand (as able) to sing four hymns. We share in group prayers as well as quiet time for personal prayers. The music is traditional United Church of Canada music from the “Voices United” Hymn Book. From time to time, Baptism and/or Communion is celebrated, but there is no special dress or instructions required to be part of these services. Everyone is invited to share in Communion, which is a remembrance of the Last Supper when Jesus spoke intimately to his companions and, we believe, also to us. Communion is celebrated with bread and grape juice (gluten-free wafers are also available).
A voluntary offering is taken up and a sermon is preached in these services – but don’t let the tradition fool you, the service is contemporary in thought, challenge and comfort – speaking to a modern audience about the real world. Dress is casual for most, jackets and ties for some, whatever dress code makes you most comfortable.
There is a story for children and a special program for children that they go to together after the first 15 minutes of the service.
The Service can be followed with a very clear Order of Service that is available as you come into the church. A large printversion is also available.
Sunday Morning Worship is celebrated every Sunday at 10:30am.