What to Expect

If it has been some time since you’ve been in church, it might seem a bit intimidating to walk into a service for the first time.  We hope you will feel right at home with us.  Here is a basic rundown of what you would expect to encounter in our worship service.

Our worship service is a time for the whole “mosaic” community to be together to praise God, pray, listen to the message, and reflect.  It is our hope that the spirit of God would be present to bring a word of hope, encouragement, or challenge to each of us—each of us broken people, looking for encouragement and hope.  We are an informal church, and you may come as you are.  When you enter the front doors someone will be there to greet you and answer your questions.  If you have an infant or children they will tell you about the nursery and the children’s program.  You may keep your children with you in the entire service if you prefer.

You will be given a bulletin that will help you navigate through the service.  It will indicate the hymn and song numbers, Scripture passages, and any prayers and words that will be said together. 

Because we are a wonderful “motley crew”, our musical style is also diverse.  We sing old and new hymns, as well as songs from around the world.  During the “Passing of the Peace” we shake hands or hug the people around us, wishing them the peace of Christ.  There is usually a “Children’s Opportunity” when the children come forward for a message just for them. After this message they are excused to their workshops.  They join us after the service downstairs, where we all have coffee, juice, and goodies.  On the first Sunday of the month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, or communion.  All those who seek to follow the Lord Jesus are welcome to participate and be nourished for the journey.  Often after the Scripture reading and the sermon we have an opportunity to reflect on the theme of the day.  Sometimes we have the opportunity to respond in discussion, artwork, or song.