What is worship like at Memorial UCC? Well, it’s thought-provoking and engaging.
Our pastor begins the service by welcoming the congregation and calling them to a time of worship.
The service continues with the singing of hymns, special music (choir, bells, or instrumental), a time with children, scripture readings, and a reflection that provides contemporary meaning to Christ’s teachings. Following the sermon there is a sharing of joys and concerns, followed by prayer.
Our scripture readings generally come from what is known as the Revised Common Lectionary – selections of readings sharing by many Christian denominations that rotate through a three-year cycle. Here is an explanation of the Revised Common Lectionary from Wikipedia, here is the official site for the group that has worked on this and here is a link to a site with all of the readings.
Children in Worship
Children are always welcome here! A short while into the service there is a Message for All that is geared toward our children and youth. They are welcome up front to hear the message, and then if there is Sunday School that day, they exit as a group to their classrooms. If you prefer, your children are welcome to stay with you through the worship service.
We also have a staffed nursery available by sign up for children aged 4 and under on Sundays. You can drop your little one off or stay there for the service. There are rocking chairs, a children’s restroom, and a changing station available within the nursery.
We share communion on the first Sunday of the month. We invite all who follow Jesus to join us for communion. We use bread, but we also have communion wafers available for those who would like them that are free of gluten, wheat, casein, dairy, yeast, egg, soy, nut, low/no sodium. We serve both wine and grape juice.