What to Expect

Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do my kids go?

We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. When you visit Grace, you can expect to share in meaningful worship, meet friendly people, and find ways to grow in your relationship with God.

Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to call or email us to find out more.

  • When are services?
  • What should I wear?
  • Where do my children go?
  • Am I expected to put money in the offering?
  • Can I participate in Holy Communion?
  • What is worship like at Grace?

When are services?

Services are on Sundays at 9:00am and 3:00pm. From the Sunday after Labor Day through Christmas and again from Palm Sunday through thWP_20150329_17_37_14_Proe end of the school year, we worship in the sanctuary. For the coldest days of winter and the hottest days of summer, we move our worship services to the Parish Hall for everyone’s comfort. Our greeters and ushers will be at the door to show you the way.

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Pictured on the left is a typical worship service in the Parish Hall. Above is our Sanctuary worship space.

 

 


What should I wear?

We want you to feel comfortable. We are thrilled that you’re joining us and want you to be more focused on worship than what you’re wearing.  You’ll fit in no matter how you dress.


Where do my children go?

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During the service, children are invited to participate in the Children’s Sermon. Afterwards, they will have time for stories and crafts in a Sunday School room during the sermon and return to the sanctuary during the passing of the peace.

If your kids would like to stay in the service with you to worship as a family, worship bags are available with crayons and a kid’s bulletin.


Am I expected to put money in the offering?

If you are visiting with us, we don’t expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider Grace your church home, we’d love for you to prayerfully consider giving to the ministry and mission happening here. You can give by check or cash during the service.


Can I participate in Holy Communion?

First CommunionAll are welcome at God’s Table. We invite all baptized Christians to receive the gift of God’s grace through Christ’s body and blood. The bread and wine are distributed by intinction (receive the bread and dip it into the cup of wine).


What is worship like at Grace?

We hope that worship is a time when all people participate in praising God and experience God in meaningful and powerful ways. Our service is centered around God’s Word and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We strive to provide transformation worship experiences.

Hearing God’s word read from the Holy Scriptures and feasting at the Lord’s Supper, we refresh ourselves in the wellspring of God’s love and grace.  All are welcome at God’s table.  All of your questions, all of your doubts, all of your failings are welcome here.  God has prepared a place for you here.  Come and see!

The 9:00am service incorporates various instruments (including the organ, piano, guitar, violin, and hand percussion) for those who worship God with songs and praise. The 3:00pm service is a quieter option for those whose worship life is more contemplative.

 

 

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