WORSHIP ADDITION IN AUGUST…………
An important addition is coming to Peace in the month of August. Beginning Sunday, August 12, Peace will be offering a Sunday evening worship service at 7 pm in the sanctuary. I call this an “addition” as this will not change the normal Sunday morning Bible Study hour at 8:30 am and worship at 9:30 am. It is best described as an addition to what we are already doing.
The questions below may be ones that you might be wondering. You may have other questions as well, please come and talk to me or one of the elders.
“Why are we doing this?” Peace is a growing congregation. In 2018, Peace has accepted into membership around 30 new members. Attendance too has increased over the last five years from an average of 70 in attendance a Sunday in 2012 to 120 in 2018.
With the council’s approval, a planning committee was formed in May to discuss this growth and strategically plan for the future. Many good ideas came from this committee including trying a second service.
“How long will this last?” This is a trial run. The evening worship service will happen for four Sundays: August 12, 19, 26 and September 2. Rally Day is on Sunday, September 9 and we will be going back to our normal schedule of Sunday School at 9:45 am with worship at 11 am.
“What will be the worship format?” The worship service will be led by guitar and be a little more casual. The format will contain the important elements of song, confession/absolution, Scripture lessons, sermon, a statement of faith, and prayer.
“What about Holy Communion?” Yes, Holy Communion will be offered on the first and third Sundays. This means that you can expect to receive the Sacrament on August 19 and September 2.
This is truly an addition and one more option for you to “remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.” It may be that summer plans have you out of town in the morning on one Sunday and consequently, you are unable to attend morning worship. Now you have the option of coming in the evening.