Our Wednesday evening Worship is a service of Lament.
A weekly SERVICE OF LAMENT will begin Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 pm and continue through the summer. The 15-20 minute service will include scripture and prayer. Names of those killed by guns in Dane County or in mass shootings in the country within the last week will be read as candles are lit in their memory. We will gather as a community of love and compassion to lament with people near and far whose loved one(s) died.
Our Sunday worship service includes music (choral music, handbells, instruments and/or ensembles), rotating liturgies, communion, children’s time, lessons and a sermon reflecting the lessons from scripture. We follow a fairly consistent liturgical pattern of Gathering, Meal, Word and Sending. Worshipers will find liturgical songs and hymns of a wide variety of styles. Scripture readings include a lesson from the Old or New Testaments and a reading from one of the four Gospels. Printed bulletins are used alongside a large screen to help guide worshipers through the service, inviting everyone from the most regular attender to the first-time visitor to participate in prayer and song throughout. Worship is accompanied most often by organ and piano but may also include instrumental ensembles. Communion is served as part of every service, and everyone is invited to come to the table to receive the Lord’s Supper. Following the service, we gather in the church narthex for coffee, treats and fellowship.