Worship

Worship is at the very center of our life together. We hold to Kierkegaard's description of worship as a drama in which each week is re-enacted the story of redemption. Those worshipping are the actors or players, the leaders prompt or support the congregation's worship of God and he alone is the audience. With this understanding, we seek to worship God in spirit and in truth and we expect the Lord to manifest his Presence among us.

Believing that Jesus comes to us and offers his life to us at the Communion table, each week the Eucharist is celebrated.

We are committed to preaching God's Word in a way that lifts up Jesus and edifies the Body. We have an ensemble of preachers that includes our Rector, Bill Richardson, our Associate Rector, Linda Richardson, and others from our congregation who are gifted in communicating the Scriptures.

We are committed to liturgical worship from the Book of Common Prayer and our worship follows the church calendar. We observe the seasons of Advent and Lent as times of drawing near to the Lord in preparation for the feast days of Christmas and Easter.

As a regular part of our worship, prayer ministers are available to pray with individuals for personal needs including physical or emotional healing, discernment, reconciliation and ongoing spiritual transformation.

Believing that God is infinitely creative, our worship is characterized by a diversity of musical language, including traditional and contemporary worship music. This is an area of growth for us as we seek to explore other musical styles, including chant, classical, and other contemporary expressions.

Each week at Church of the Savior, we sing this Celtic blessing* as our recessional hymn. It is our prayer for any who explore this site:

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors. Amen.

*From Celtic Daily Prayer (Northumbria Community), HarperSanFrancisco, 2002. Used by permission.

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
                      Psalm 100