What to expect for Worship

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General Info:

We are located at 916 Western Avenue, in the big A framed church. The parking lot is in the back. The entrance for the parking lot is off Daytona Ave. The bus stop is right in front of the church’s red doors.

10am (9:30 in July & August) Worship is available in person, Livestreamed on Facebook.

You can enter through either of the double doors in the parking lot, or the big red wooden front doors. If you enter through the parking lot doors you go towards the A-frame to find the sanctuary. The door leads right by the pulpit, which can feel awkward, but we are all used to it and I promise that do not mind if you enter or have to go the bathroom or the like during worship.

Bathrooms are on the other end of the building, there is a handicapped bathroom available. Additionally there is handicapped parking at the front of the church. There are designated spots plus a white driveway (it looks like a sidewalk) that lead directly to the wooden cross front doors, you can park right on that driveway if you need to be close.

Usually bulletins are on the table just outside the sanctuary doors, and on a lectern just inside the double doors if you enter by the “Front wooden doors”

Worship is traditional but not stuffy. We do some prayers that we read or respond to together, sing 2-3 hymns (with all the verses) along with our wonderful professionally trained organist Roger Held.

We have a moment for children to hear the story in the front if they feel comfortable coming forward and they are free to stay for worship.

Then there is the Biblical Readings, the sermon, and communion 1x a month as well as communion. You can give in person or digitally here.

The three movements of worship are

Preparing for the Word of God

Call to Worship:responsive Prayer, hymn, Confession: confess our imperfections and look towards doing better, and Assurance of Pardon: God promises to always love us accept us even when we make mistakes

Listening to the Word of God

Children’s Time: hearing God’s Story, Occasional Baptism, Bible Reading Sermon

Responding to the Word of God

Reflection Music, Praying Joys & Concerns: Share prayers you want to be prayed with the entire congregation or contemplate them quietly, Communion: responsive prayers, blessing of the elements and consuming the bread and the cup, Offering: Giving our tithes and Gifts to God, Prayer of Dedication: Prayer as we Re-enter the world, Hymn, Benediction: A Blessing to take into the world, Passing of the Peace (Pass God’s peace to greet one another verbally)

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Published by katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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