We gather to worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Lent is a special time of prayer, meditation, penance and sacrifice in preparation for the celebration of Easter which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at the Easter Vigil the night before Easter Sunday. It is a solemn time in the Church Year, a time when the church remembers its sinfulness and especially the love of God that caused Him to sacrifice His Son Jesus on the cross for the forgiveness of all sin. The liturgy of the church is simplified to reflect the solemn season. Christians often give up something during Lent, called fasting, as a way to remind them of what Jesus Christ gave up for them on the Cross of Calvary.
During the season of Lent we gather on Wednesday evenings for a soup supper at 6:15 and a worship service at 7 p.m. Our soup suppers are hosted by the congregation. A free will offering is usually taken. Feel free to join us for the soup supper or the worship service or both!
Maundy means “commandment”. On the night that Jesus was betrayed, Maundy Thursday, Jesus gave a new commandment – to love one another as I have loved you. And then in order to show them that love, He washed the feet of the Disciples and then instituted the Lord’s Supper, a sacrament of love for all the ages. The Church celebrates Maundy Thursday remembering these events, the highlight being the celebration of the Lord’s Supper – Holy Communion.
Our Maundy Thursday service takes place at 7 p.m. on the Thursday before Easter.
Good Friday is the day that the Christian Church commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It is called Good Friday because on that day, God accomplished the greatest good for the world by sacrificing His Son for the forgiveness of all sin. It is the most solemn day of the church year. Services are very quiet and meditative in nature and often the organ remains silent. It is a day that calls for fasting and prayer.
Our Good Friday service takes place at 7 p.m. on the Friday before Easter.
We have a Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The church members usually bring a special offering of food that is collected for our local Oregon Food Bank
Advent is a four week period of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. It is a solemn time of the church year, for it is a time to reflect upon why Jesus had to come. Some congregations refrain from singing Christmas Carols during Advent, for this is not the time for celebration, but a time to prepare, to prepare our hearts and lives for the annual celebration of the birth of the Savior of the World – Jesus Christ.
During the Advent season (which starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25th) we gather on Wednesday evenings for a soup supper at 6:15 and a worship service at 7 p.m. Our soup suppers are hosted by the congregation. A free will offering is usually taken. Feel free to join us for the soup supper or the worship service or both!
Our Christmas Eve service includes traditional hymns and carols, special music by the choir and instrumentalists, a reading of the Christmas story, and concludes by singing “Silent Night” by candlelight.
Our Christmas Eucharist Service is at 10 a.m.