The Worship Service is our primary focus for meeting together each Sunday. This service is also referred to as the Memorial or "Breaking of Bread" service. It is modeled after the example found in the Bible where Jesus shared a last meal with his disciples before his crucifixion. The meal included bread and wine and is intended to represent Jesus and remember his sacrifice, burial and resurrection. This meal is recorded in each of the four Gospels: Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22 and John 13.
While they were gathered together Jesus took bread, offered a prayer of thanks and divided the bread amongst the disciples. "This is my body," he said, "do this as often as you meet together to remember me."
After the meal he took a cup of wine, offered a prayer of thanks and said, "this is the blood of the new covenant, shed for you - share it between you all."
After Jesus's death, resurrection and ascension to heaven, the disciples met regularly on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7) and remembered Jesus in the way he commanded. In the same way, we meet on the first day of the week, Sunday, and remember Jesus by sharing bread and wine and reflecting on his sacrifice.
Our service also includes announcements, prayers, hymns, Bible readings and a presentation intended to strengthen our faith in the Bible. Our community has no paid ministry and responsibilities are rotated among baptized members. On the first Sunday of every month there is a voluntary collection to defray operating costs and expenses—visitors are not expected or required to contribute.
All are welcome to attend, but only baptized members partake of the bread and wine.
September to June: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
July and August: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.