Our 8:00 a.m. service is the more traditional with a sermon, reverential language and minimal music.
The 10:30 a.m. service is more contemporary with a sermon, modern language and plenty of “blended” music (anything from “The Church’s One Foundation” to a praise medley from Matt Redman). Because this service is usually more popular with families, a full children’s ministry is offered during the service.
Also, four times a year (when there’s a fifth Sunday in a month) we have one service on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., just to remind us that we are all members of the same church.
As for the authority of the Bible, we hold that to be uncompromisingly true. Scripture is preached, taught and held up as the rule and standard for our lives together. God’s Word defines our character, forms our attitudes and directs our lives. We are also a “peacemaking” church, choosing principles of Biblical reconciliation to undergird our relationships with one another.
We believe in the active, working presence of the Holy Spirit and the use of His spiritual gifts for the building up of the church. “One person, one gift, one ministry” is encouraged to develop the ministry of the laity and, as much as Anglicans like to do things “decently and in order,” we yield to the Holy Spirit in all matters of the church – especially worship.
Hopefully, this answers several of your questions, but nothing beats experience! Come and visit. Not just once, but commit to two or three visits for a fuller range of who we are and what God is doing in and through us. And if you have any questions – any at all – do not hesitate to ask. We’re a warm, joyful, “open book” community, and we’d love to have you join us!