WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday Morning Worship Services

Please join us for worship every Sunday morning. You are welcome to attend in person or online. All of our services are livestreamed from our homepage.

From October to May 8, we offer two services, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

From May 15 to September, we offer one service at 10 a.m.

 

Children’s Ministry offers Sunday School for Kindergarten through sixth grade at the 9 a.m. service and 10 a.m. summer service. Nursery care for children, 6 months to age 4, is offered for every service, including special services. (All Children’s Ministry staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.) For more information on Children’s Ministry, please click here.

Communion: We celebrate The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) on the first Sunday of each month. Everyone may participate in Communion, including visitors and children, as we believe that God’s love is for everyone.

New Members: We celebrate the addition of new members into our congregation every month during worship (except in the summer). Please call the church office at (239) 261-5469 for more information on our membership options. New members may join at any time of year.

Baptisms: For more information and to schedule this holy sacrament for your child, yourself or a family member, please call the church office at (239) 261-5469.

Special Services

We offer special worship services throughout the year, including Advent Meditation services, Christmas Eve Services, Lent Meditation Services, Easter Services, and World Wide Communion Sunday (the first Sunday in October). See below for details on holiday services (subject to updates).

Christmas Eve Services

By far the busiest time in the life of our church is the season of Advent, culminating in the pinnacle of our services, Christmas Eve. We are happy to offer four Christmas Eve services every year and we hope you will join us in person or online as we honor the birth of Christ. Please note, though we offer a service tailored to children, families with children are welcome at any service they wish to attend. Nursery care is available for all services but the 10 p.m. service.

All of our services are livestreamed from our homepage.

Christmas Eve Family Service (4 p.m.): this is an interactive service tailored to children; the Youth and Children’s Choirs, members of the Chamber Choir, and special musical guests perform.

A Candlelight Festival of Lessons & Carols (6 p.m.): this is the earliest candlelight service and festival of lessons and carols; the Sanctuary Choir, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and special musical guests will perform. (Overflow seating available.)

A Candlelight Festival of Lessons & Carols (8 p.m.): this is a later candlelight service and festival of lessons and carols; the Sanctuary Choir, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and special musical guests will perform. (Overflow seating available.)

Communion Candlelight Service with Lessons & Carols (10 p.m.): this is the latest candlelight service and final service of the night. Communion will be given to all who wish to participate (everyone is invited to God’s table). The Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and special musical guests will perform. (No childcare is offered at this service.)

Lent and Holy Week Services

Mid-Week Lenten Meditations: Every Wednesday in Lent, we offer a Mid-Week Meditation Service. These are in the Sanctuary beginning at noon and feature a short meditation message and a special musical guest.

Palm Sunday: Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. These services are offered at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. Nursery care offered during both; Sunday School offered only during the 9 a.m. service. Special musical guests will participate in the services.

Maundy Thursday: This service of quiet reflection observes the Last Supper; communion will be offered. Service begins at 7 p.m. and will feature special musical guests.

All of our services livestreamed from our homepage.

Easter Services

For this most sacred holiday, we are happy to offer four Easter services every year and we hope you will join us in person or online as we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. Please note, though we offer a service tailored to children, families with children are welcome at any service they wish to attend. Nursery care is available for all services but the 7 a.m. sunrise service.

All of our services (except sunrise) livestreamed from our homepage.

Easter Extra Family Service (5 p.m. on Saturday): this is a service tailored to children, though all are welcome. The Chamber Choir and special musical guests will perform. After the service concludes, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt and a Fellowship Dinner.

Easter Sunrise Service (7 a.m.): this special sunrise service takes place at gorgeous Clam Pass Beach. The beach location is approximately one mile from the parking lot; you may walk on the boardwalk or take the shuttle. Shuttle service to Clam Pass begins at 6:00 a.m. because it takes time to shuttle so many out to the beach. You are welcome to walk, but it is approximately a one mile boardwalk. No need to bring chairs as they are provided. Special musical guests will perform. This inspiring service is highly attended.

Easter Sunday Services (9 a.m. or 11 a.m.): these traditional Easter morning services feature the Sanctuary Choir and Chamber Orchestra. (Overflow seating available.)