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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: The scripture readings for Sunday, August 19, are 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Psalm 37:1-8, 27-40; Colossians 3:1-17 and Luke 6:27-38. The sermon, “Justification”, will be on the passages from Luke and Colossians.
Prayer for the week: Judge Eternal, you love justice and hate oppression; you give peace to those who seek it, and you condemn the rage of violence. Give us courage to take our stand with all victims of violence and greed, and, following your servants and prophets, look to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. Amen.
Questions for this week: What does mercy look like? How do we love our enemies? Where do you need to improve on that in your life? What do you need to do to remove anger, wrath, malice, slander and abusive language from your life?