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Worship Service (What to Expect)


To meet Dr. Bonnie Henry's (provincial health officer)during this Covid-19 pandemic strict guidelines of banning gatherings of more than 50 people and meeting the social distance regulations, the board has decided to postpone in-person worship services. Rev. Nancy Colton is producing a complete worship service by Zoom at 10 am each Sunday (log into Zoom at 9:45). To get your Zoom link, email Rev. Nancy Colton at minister.saucwl@outlook.com.

 

Worship Service

Front of sanctuary The Covid-19 pandemic has meant the sanctuary is closed and worship services in-person are not possible. Rev. Nancy Colton is producing a complete worship service, a copy can be read on the website (weekly message), or join by Zoom at 9:45 am Sunday. To get your Zoom link, email Rev. Nancy Colton at minister.saucwl@outlook.com.

A worship service is every Sunday at 10:00 am. led by Rev. Nancy Colton. The worship service lasts for about one hour. This traditional service follows an order of service outlined in each week's bulletin.Those who are able stand for hymns. The congregation sits during prayers, scripture readings and the sermon.

 

Announcements

Most announcements are in the bulletin and on the website. Some announcements are highlighted by congregants at the start of the service.

 

 

 

Children in worship

Children are encouraged to join us. There is a Sunday School program for them. Toys and colouring sheets are always available for their use. These toys/sheets are found in the "Welcome Children" basket in the entryway(narthex). Some noise is accepted during worship. If children are particularily rambuctious, a "Quiet room" is available to use. The "quiet room" is a sound dampened room with a speaker broadcast so that the youngster can make noise and the caregiver can see and hear the service. Church School takes place in the pastoral care room on the main floor. Church School Teachers and children leave the worship service after the theme exploration time during the hymn.

 

Powerpoint during the service

Balancing Hymn books and finding the correct page have been perennial problems in church services. A powerpoint projection is sychronized with the service. This means that the words for all responsive readings and hymns are provided in front of you. The hymn books are in the pews, with page numbers and responsive readings also printed in the bulletin.

 

 

 

Music

Hymns are all accompanied by a piano or organ. Sometimes the hymn is also accompanied with additional instruments (Bass Fiddle, Tuba, Flute, etc.). All hymns are led by a 5-10 member choir. At times the choir pesents an anthem, or a soloist performs special music.

 

Written Copies of the Sermon

Some people have some hearing problems so appreciate a copy of the sermon to read along with the minister. Printed sermons and large print bulletins are provided to those who request them by our greeters each week. We strive to make this a comfortable environment for everyone. Some people wish to re-read the sermon after the service, so an electronic copy can be sent by the office or a copy can be read on the website.

Hospitality after Service

Everone is invited to the Library for hospitality after the service. Over a cup of coffee/tea/juice and a snack people can visit and talk to their neighbors. This is a good chance to get to know your fellow congregants. Many congregants wear name tags to make connections easier. Join us in the library at the end of the hall for coffee time!