Worship

The Bethel Church of the Nazarene typically holds two worship services each Sunday.  Both services (8:30am and 11:00am) include Scripture readings, congregational singing, prayer, sermon, and Eucharist (Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion).  The 8:30am service, a more intimate gathering, utilizes a written liturgy for congregational participation. Children are included in the worship experience and are invited to remain with their parents throughout the service.

The 11:00am service employs both traditional and contemporary sounds to communicate the Story of Jesus. In this service the children are given the option of gathering in another room during the sermon.  This is NOT merely child-care.  The children engage the biblical narrative in age appropriate ways and then return to their parents as the congregation gathers about the Table.  All, including our children, are invited to God’s Table.

Some often wonder about a church “dress code.”  Bethel is an informal congregation.  Yet we believe we are encountering the Holy One.  Dress should reflect this reality.

Fifth Sundays of the Month: On the fifth Sunday of every month we meet together as a church for one service at 10:00am. After this service, we go out into the community for a service project.

AUGUST SABBATH:  Each year for the month of August, we take that time as our August Sabbath to remember that our identity is not found in the ministries that we do. Our identity is found in Christ who leads us. During the month of August, we remember this important commitment communally. Therefore we rest.

We will have a combined worship service at 10:00am. There will be no Sunday School, Children’s Church, Fair Foods, Board or Committee Meetings, Teen Extreme, or Nursery. We simply rest together. Each week an individual from the congregation will share their story as the sermon portion of our morning worship. It will be a blessed time together.