What is Worship Like?
Sunday morning worship at St. Giles at 10:30 celebrates God’s mighty acts through the history of God’s people, the beauty of creation, and particularly through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our worship is ordered around God. We are God-centered—gathering in God’s name, gathering around God’s word in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, responding to God’s word, and going out in service into God’s world. We praise God by making a joyful noise (Psalm 100:1) and by solemnity (Psalm 46:10), by speaking and listening, with bells, song, tithes and offerings, laughter, prayer, and, rarely, with liturgical dance! Our reading of the Bible reminds us that we are welcomed into a holy narrative more than a doctrine. Our preaching attempts to unpack the morning scripture in a way that will draw us closer to appreciating and loving God. Our singing puts to music both ancient and brand new lyrics that lift our voices in praise, awe, and gratitude. In addition to congregational singing, our choir enriches our services of worship with special music.
Are my Children Welcome?
Children of God—of all ages—are welcomed in worship. “Worship bags” keep our younger children engaged with coloring books and pew activities. We provide “extended session” for our toddlers, and a nursery for our infants. However, children are welcomed to stay in worship the whole hour—really, they are. At St. Giles we try to take our baptismal vows seriously. We believe that together, all ages and points of view, are the church. We are a big tent. Paul reminds us that we are the very body of Christ: brains, eyeballs, big toes, elbows, and all the rest. We belong together.
Miss a Sunday? Want to double check an announcement you saw in last week’s bulletin? Interested in learning more about the style of our worship at St. Giles? Take a look at our past bulletins! Click the button below to open an archive of our recent worship bulletins.
The Musicians' Blog
Charlene Means (Director of Music) and Kevin Edens (Organist) are launching a blog to share perspectives about sacred music, congregational singing, organ selections, and more - in hopes that this will enrich our worship.