This Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020
The Story Begins — “The God Who Delivers”
In 400 years, the small band of Jacob’s family had grown to about 2-3 million Israelites, leveraged by Pharoah into subservience as slaves. Their story of liberation from Pharoah under the leadership of Moses has become an archetypal story of God’s favor for and deliverance of the oppressed throughout the centuries. It became a key narrative for the Civil Rights Movement, the liberation movements in Latin America, and many others.
The essential theme is this: God is on the side of the oppressed, and calls us to play a role in their deliverance. The story of Moses is also a reminder that God sees potential within us that we do not see in ourselves, surrounds us with people who support us in God’s work (Aaron and Miriam), and is stronger than any other force at work in the world (Ten Plagues, Passover).
8:30 a.m. Chapel
Experience an intimate worshiping community on Sunday morning in our Chapel. Be immersed with the sounds of a pipe organ, voices and string instruments and the sights of candles, stained glass, a cross and pastors with robes and liturgical colors. Participate in singing with hymnals and recite the ancient creeds. Communion is served weekly. Join the Choir.
8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Sanctuary
Worship with contemporary Christian songs and re-imagined hymns, while embracing traditions of the church like the Lord’s Prayer and monthly communion. Feel your body and spirit move with the energy of our Contemporary Band complete with drums, guitars, keyboard, violin and multiple voices.
11 a.m. Sanctuary
Experience traditional worship like never before. Feel the sound of a majestic pipe organ that can both whisper in your ear and stir your soul. Experience the refreshing wave of more than 40 voices from the Chancel Choir accompanied by the timeless sounds of bells, harps, cellos, flutes and violins. Take in the sights of candles and the cross being carried to the altar, stained glass and pastors wearing robes and liturgical colors. Continue in tradition through hymns, ancient creeds, prayer and monthly communion. Join the choir.
11 a.m. Magnolia
Come as you are to praise God in this casual, comfortable setting with a variety of modern contemporary music styles provided by our Magnolia Band. Enjoy coffee, fellowship, interactive elements and multi-media in a welcoming environment. Elements such as Communion and the Lord’s Prayer will also help us connect with one another and discover God in unique ways.
5:30 p.m. The Portico
Experience conversation, connection and community change with a diverse community at The Portico campus. This is a casual gathering of faith with music, silence, conversational sermons and weekly communion. This service is for everyone; it blends fresh and traditional elements, music and perspectives.
Live at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays, or recorded sermons anytime.
Serve in Worship
Serve with our choirs, music teams, hospitality and other roles in each worship service. Musical groups includes singers and musicians performing a range of traditional, contemporary and modern worship music.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
No matter where you are in life, we are here to walk with you. Find more about planning these significant life events.
Honor Someone with Flowers
Purchase an arrangement for one of our worship spaces for $50 each, or a single rose in the Memorial Garden for $5 each.
Contact Mary Jane Stewart, Altar Guild representative, for assistance – 813.281.0213.