Our Worship

Worship-LeaderWorship at Calvary
 is a participatory event and is central to the life of our congregation, as we praise, confess, learn, eat the Bread of Life, and dedicate ourselves together. In worship we encounter God through engaging sermons, reflective prayer and liturgy, shared joys and concerns, and music that is as diverse as our congregation. Classical, ethnic, contemporary, Taize, and Blue Grass music is played on African drums, cellos, guitars, organ, accordion, trumpet, harmonica and clarinet in all combinations. No two services are alike but each one invites us into a sacred space where we pray, learn and grow, and experience God. Even though our music reflects the diversity of our congregation, our style is orderly, but not formal, as we mix these various styles of music. Don’t be surprised when the passing of the peace goes on and on – we’re a multi-generational family and love taking time to greet visitors and one another warmly! HERE is a link to our summer series on Exodus.

Children's-TalkChildren and Worship 
– Make a joyful noise!  We love the presence of children in worship, and understand that little bodies may wiggle and get restless. You’ll find activity bags with books, crayons, and paper in a basket as you enter the Sanctuary.  Nursery care is provided during the worship service for children under the age of three.  Children who come to the service are invited forward for “Kid’s Talk,” a Children’s Message incorporated into the worship service.  Children are invited to sit on the steps at the altar with Pastor Michelle and participate in a very short worship message designed just for them. The children may then go to Activity Time for the rest of the service.

Music-SpecialMusic – The adult choir sings nearly every Sunday, and we are always happy to receive new singers.  Rehearsal is on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.  Periodically, we enjoy the bluegrass styles of our own School Street Ramblers, our African choir, instrumental ensemble, hand bell ringers and also guest musicians.