Worship on Wednesdays (W.O.W.)

Our Summer Worship Schedule begins on Wednesday June 8th with the addi- tion of Worship on Wednesdays (W.O.W.). Please note that this service is of- fered in addition to our regular Sunday Worship, not to replace it. Sunday morn- ing worship will continue at its usual 9:45 a.m. time.

A few things you should know about the W.O.W. worship:

1. It is outdoors! This service takes place in the “cove” adjacent to the south entrance of the Youth Wing. If you like to sit in the grass, fine.
If not, please bring with your favorite lawn chair, a blanket, or whatever else satisfies your seating needs.

2. If the weather is too cold or rainy, the service will simply be moved in doors to the sanctuary. The weather affects only where the service will be.

3. The liturgy follows the setting for “Holden Evening Prayer”, written by Marty Haugen. Holden Evening Prayer was written in 1985-86 while Marty was the musician-in-residence at Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in Washington state. This lovely setting of vespers follows the traditional form while using contemporary and inclusive language. This evening, out door setting for worship offers a rare opportunity for us to use a liturgy Designed for the evening and outdoors. We have used it for several years and this liturgy has been warmly received.

4. The sermon. The sermon for the Wednesday evening service will be preached again at the following Sunday worship service. This means that Wednesday worship will anticipate use the texts and themes for the coming Sunday.

Join your “re-creation” this summer to the Word of God.

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