We celebrate life through worship and service across many
Christian traditions. All are welcome!
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
We celebrate one traditionally-styled worship service
each Sunday morning:
Sunday Morning Family Worship: 10:00 a.m.
A dynamic message from one of our Pastors, supported by the adult choir or various ensembles with organ and piano, provides everyone of all ages and traditions with a Spirit-filled and empowering way to enter into the following week.
(At this service, we observe Holy Communion on the third Sunday of each month, though Communion is available after worship on all other Sundays.)
Child Care in the Nursery (infant thru pre-K) is available on Sunday mornings!
Kidz KonneXion (Kindergarten thru 5th grade) during 10:00 a.m. worship allows the children their own time together to learn about the message we're focusing on in worship (so that you can discuss these topics at home after worship). During the summer, we provide Godly Play during the worship service and grades 6 - 12 may help.
Greater Youth Ministries (grades 6 thru 12) is also available during the 10:00 a.m. worship time.
During the year many celebrations give us the opportunity to praise God and fellowship together. Here's just a brief glimpse of what The Church at Woodmoor has to offer you and your family:
During the Advent Season, the beginning of the Church Year, our joyful expectation of the birth of Jesus inspires us to anticipate his birth through "The Hanging of the Greens", a Children's Pageant, A Choral Christmas Cantata, and other mid-week celebrations.
CHRISTMAS EVE and the CHRISTMAS SEASON
On Christmas Eve, we celebrate God's gift of his Son with two worship services, each culminating in a singing of the candlelight carol, "Silent Night":
"Children's Christmas": Celebrating new life with new life. With a mid-afternoon setting, the message of this service is geared toward a younger audience and allows you to be home in time for family celebrations.
"Classic Christmas": The Chancel Choir (along with organ and piano) join with our Pastors to provide a traditional service of Lessons & Carols, hearing once again the story of Jesus' birth.
Other celebrations during the Christmas Season may includes worship on Epiphany Sunday observing the tradition of the Three Wise Men finding the baby Jesus, and a "Candlemas" service celebrating Jesus' presentation at the Temple.
Lent is the time for us all to reflect upon our lives and to seek God's grace as we approach the cross and Jesus' resurrection.
Ash Wednesday A Service of Ashes, reminds us that we were made from dust and to dust we will return, and also that God's grace and mercy are everlasting.
During the season of Lent we explore aspects of the faith that challenge us to be thoughtful about our presence in a broken and hurting world.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Palm/Passion Sunday takes us on a journey through the last week of Jesus' life, from the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem to his abandonment by the disciples.
Maundy Thursday is an observance of the evening in the Upper Room, where Jesus ate his last meal with his disciples and instituted the celebration of Holy Communion. (Events vary, but may include a church-wide meal, Holy Communion, a re-enactment of the Last Supper, a choir cantata, or any other various observances.)
Good Friday evening worship is a Tenebrae "Service of Darkness", a traditional observance of the last hours of Jesus life. (Observances vary, but may include "The Stations of the Cross", "The Seven Last Words from the Cross", or other Passion stories.)
Easter Sunday worship brings us full-circle to the greatest act of God's grace: the Resurrection of Jesus!
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
As a church who loves to gather in celebration of God's presence in our lives we have many other events such as Memorial Sunday (in celebration of loved ones who have passed on), Founder's Sunday, Pentecost Sunday (the birth of the Church), , the Feast of St. Francis (in celebration of God's creation), All Saints' Sunday (celebrating the communion of the saints), Veteran's Sunday (honoring those who serve God and country), Thanksgiving/Harvest Sunday, and many other celebrations throughout the year!