When you walk in the main entrance, you will likely see many smiling faces and hear conversation among friends. Straight ahead is our sanctuary with rows of benches (called pews). Ushers are at each of the three aisles to help you find a seat. (It is a good idea to arrive ten minutes early so you can easily find a good seat. The earlier you arrive, the more likely you are to find a seat you want.) The usher will offer you our Sunday bulletin as you go to sit down. Inside the bulletin is the "Order of Worship" that lists everything that will take place. A pink sheet inserted inside lists the week's items for prayer. Usually there will be a white sheet inserted which is the sermon outline with places to fill in blanks and take notes.
Music will be playing (called the "Prelude") that helps get us in a God-centered mindset. Once the music stops the pastor will stand and say, "Good morning," to which everyone seated will respond, "Good morning." We usually stand to sing, but this will be announced. We may have responsive readings. Those will be on the screen and labeled for who is supposed to say what.
After the final song (the "Doxology"), everyone exits the sanctuary. The pastor and elders will shake hands with everyone as they exit. After morning worship, everyone is welcome to go downstairs for coffee, cookies and punch.
We hope to see you soon!
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