Sunday Morning Worship – 10:15 am
What to expect in worship?
At Epworth, you can expect to find a “traditional” style of worship. To open worship, our Acolytes symbolically bring in the light of Christ as organ music sets the tone for worship. During the worship service you’ll experience a time of greeting, where those around you will give you an informal greeting. This usually lasts about one or two minutes. You will not be asked to introduce yourself in front of the congregation or anything like that. We will generally sing several hymns out of the United Methodist Hymnal. You’ll experience other liturgical elements such as a pastoral prayer, Scripture reading, an Affirmation of Faith (e.g., The Apostle’s Creed), and more. Our Director of Children’s Ministries, will lead our children in a Children’s Sermon for children. After our Children’s Sermon, all children ages 4 to 5th grade are invited to join us for Children’s Church. We take up an offering each Sunday to help fund the ministries of the church. Each worship service generally features a special anthem led by our Chancel Choir. Pastor Todd (or on occasion, a special guest) leads us in a sermon each week. During the final hymn of each service, we have a time of dedication. This is your opportunity to respond to God’s word in some way. You may wish to be introduced to the congregation. You may want to join the church in official church membership. You may wish to spend some time at the prayer rails in prayer. You might simply wish to sit in your seat and reflect on the worship service. And we would certainly be delighted if you would like to profess your faith in Jesus Christ as part of our worship service.
What about kids?
Nursery care for ages 3 and under is provided during worship. All nursery workers have been trained, background checked, and comply with our Safe Sanctuary policies. A children’s time is an important part of our worship service and all children ages 4 to 5th grade are invited to participate. After the children’s moment, children are invited to participate in Children’s Church.
What should I wear?
You are welcome to come as you are at Epworth! Most of our congregation does dress up for our Sunday worship, so you may feel more comfortable doing so as well.
How long does worship last?
Our services typically last about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes, occasionally running longer.
Do you have special services beyond Sunday worship?
Yes, we typically have services for the following holy days:
Maundy Thursday or Good Friday (may vary by year)