What's Happening this Sunday: We are into advent and thus look forward to candlelighting, creche, and for this Sunday, communion as well
Scripture Lessons: Ezekiel 37: 1-10 and Luke 1: 8-18 are our texts for Sunday. The Luke text gives us a snapshot of Zecharian and the announcement of John's birth. We focus on his doubt. The Ezekiel text offers that exciting story of the bones revivified, symoblic of the people being restored.
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A Word about Our Worship Services
We worship every Sunday morning.
From Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend Grove offers two services of worship: the 9:00 Early Service and the 10:30 AM Service of Worship
From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, we combine these services into the one 9:30 AM service of worship.
The Early Service is a simpler service, more intimate, shorter, and less formal than the 10:30 AM service. Communion by intinction (coming forward to the table to dip bread in the cup of juice) happens every Sunday at the 9:00 service.
The 10:30 AM service features the choir, church organ, and traditional hymns. The service follows the three-fold pattern common among Reformed Churches: Preparation for the Word, Proclamation of the Word, Response to the Word. Communion, which is served by the elders to worshipers in the pews, happens every first Sunday.
Nursery is available during summer hours and the 10:30 AM service (more for the relief of the parents -- we love the kids making noise in the sanctuary).
Here's a great video of the Arts Camp Fun of 2015.