Sunday, September 19

New Worship Schedule begins on September 19

Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Fall Worship Invitation Video

The past year has had many challenges but also some hidden opportunities.  As the worship team began discussing a return to our robust Sunday morning program for Fall 2021, we took the opportunity to explore new options for our Sunday morning schedule.  Keeping two services was a priority but we wanted to create a distinction between them.  Designating one service for the special celebrations in the life of the church (baptism, confirmation, commissioning, choir, special music, etc.) was also a desire.  And finally, we wanted to find an opportunity for anyone interested in participating in Christian education to do so without having to cut out early for other responsibilities such as choir.  An earlier worship time may also allow for fewer conflicts with Sunday afternoon activities.  The worship team and staff recommended the following and the Session approved this new schedule:

            Sunday Morning Schedule beginning September 19, 2021

            8:30 a.m.         Contemplative Service in the Sanctuary

            10 a.m.            Traditional Service in the Sanctuary (Children’s Church)

            11 a.m.            Fellowship Hour

            11:15               Christian Education for adults

Contemplative Service – This service would be similar to the in-person service held at church in the Spring of 2021.  It would run around 40 minutes and will allow time for quiet contemplation throughout the service.  Communion would be offered weekly.  This service will be more intimate and will be held in the Sanctuary.

Traditional Service – This service would include robust liturgy, choirs, special music, celebrations (baptism, confirmation, commissioning, etc.) and monthly communion.  This service will be held in the Sanctuary and will be live-streamed.

Fellowship Hour – Fellowship would be immediately following the traditional service at 11 a.m.  This time to greet friends and chat over coffee and doughnut holes will no longer be dependent on arriving before the service!

Christian Education – Allowing for some fellowship time, Christian education opportunities would be available at 11:15.  Because the classes are following the services, all would be available to participate!  Classes would traditionally run from 45 minutes to an hour.  There may also be the opportunity for classes to run longer if a topic warranted because it would not be sandwiched between services.  (Children’s Church School/Sunday School will take place at 10:00 am in conjunction with the Traditional Service.)

Child Care will be available throughout the morning.