worship

Worship is at the heart of our life as a community. It connects us to God and to one another.

GNC_Sun_onlineAd_v4[2]In our weekly Evening Prayer & Communion service we gather, hold our gratitude and our needs before God in prayer, sing our praise, and share the Bread of Eucharist. Our service is a wonderful blending of traditional liturgy and an informal, friendly style. Our liturgy is adapted from the Anglican/Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, and will feel familiar to those raised in Anglican, Lutheran, or Catholic traditions.

While we read the Gospel appointed for the day, we always include a reading from another world religion that reflects a similar theme (such as the Hindu Upanishads, or the Tao Te Ching), recognizing that while we are Christians, we are also a part of a much larger family of faith that includes people of all traditions (Sundays, 5pm, in the Sanctuary).

Our music ranges from interfaith chants to folk to roots rock, incorporating guitar, piano, mandolin, fiddle, and organ. Everyone is welcome to take communion, regardless of one’s religion. We also support experimental liturgies and collaborate with other faith communities.

At our monthly Interfaith Labyrinth Walk, we light our labyrinth with 97 candles, and as our band plays chants from various world religions, we invite people to pray, sing, meditate, or walk the labyrinth. (last Friday of the month, 6pm, in the Labyrinth Hall).

Everyone is welcome to our worship, including well-behaved canine friends!

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