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Join us for worship on Sundays:
8:30 am Traditional Service
Our traditional service features hymns, usually from the United Methodist Hymnal, accompanied by the organ, choral music, and an affirmation of faith. Attendees at this service tend to dress up, with business casual being the norm.
11 am Contemporary Service
Our contemporary service is more relaxed in dress and style. A praise band leads the songs, which are normally more modern, similar to what is played on KLove (90.7 fm). A children's message is offered during this service. Blue jeans and t-shirts are more prevalent and welcome at this service.
On the fifth Sunday of the month, we hold a combined worship service at 10 am.
Children are invited and welcomed into the worship service. We have special children's programs, crayons and even a "Kids Korner" where they are welcome to sit and plays during worship.
Communion is served on the 1st Sunday of the month during both services. In the United Methodist Church we practice an open communion table, which means that everyone in attendance, including children, is welcome to participate. We receive through "intinction" which means that we receive a piece of the bread and dip the bread in the cup and eat both at the same time. We use grape juice instead of wine, and gluten free bread is also available.
We also serve communion on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 8:10 am in our chapel.
Next Week: Scripture readings for Sunday, January 26 are Psalm 89:1-4 and Mark 5:1-20. Other readings for the lectionary insert are 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 and Isaiah 9:1-4.
Prayer for the week: May Christ give us all the courage we need to go the way he shepherds us. That when he calls, we may go unfrightened.
If he bids us to come to him across the waters, that unfrightened we may go.
And if he bids us climb a hill, may we not notice that it is a hill, mindful only of the happiness of his company. He made us for himself, that we should travel with him and see him at the last in his unveiled beauty in the abiding city where he is light and happiness and endless home.
Questions for the week: When a movie gets scary, what do you do? How would you feel, as a disciple, arriving in a graveyard, perhaps in the middle of the night and you saw this person? How do you think the town would react when they saw what happened to the pigs? How would you compare the change that Jesus brought into your life to that of the demon-possessed man? Where has Jesus brought change that is most uncomfortable?