Worship @ 11 Update

On Monday evening our greeters, ushers, and liturgists gathered for training and an information update. A detailed green handout, “Questions and Answers: Worship @ 11”” is available at the Welcome Center if you would like more information. A general update follows:

Vision: To reach more people for Christ by adding another option for Sunday morning worship.

First Service: January 24, 2016 in the sanctuary

History: After summer conversations in homes of members in 2014, our pastors cast a vision in the fall of 2014 which included the formation of a worship task force. The task force was asked to evaluate our current worship offerings and to seek ways that we could reach more people for Christ through worship. Congregational input gatherings were held in June to consider their proposal. The Servant Leadership Board voted unanimously to move forward with this new worship initiative.

Order of Worship: Prayers, scripture, a time for children, preaching from the senior pastors, and music will be included.

Music: Chris Schaljo, the director of “The Gift,” our instrumental and vocal team, will bring leadership to music incorporating contemporary Christian music, jazz, blues, and gospel music.

All are welcome: People of all ages are invited to “Come as you are;” dress up or dress casual.

Multi-media capacity: Two screens will be installed, the hardware casing mounted on the outside walls of the sanctuary. Professional engineers and architects have designed a way to carefully incorporate multi-media use in our beautiful sanctuary while the cross, altar, and stained glass windows remained unobstructed.

Servant Volunteer Needs: People to assist in set-up, sound and light crews, Power Point and camera operation are a few of the current needs. Please contact Chris Schaljo for details: cschaljo@hpcumc.org

May God open our hearts and our doors, working through servant volunteers, musicians, our members and staff so that new people will be welcomed into God’s house and experience the love, mercy, and grace of Jesus Christ.

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