Contemporary Worship – Sundays at 9am

God is multi-faceted. People are diverse and different. We want to give people a choice of worship styles for there are as many different ways to worship the Almighty as there are types of people.

Sunday 9am – Contemporary service with a casual atmosphere, visual experiences with video and live drama, and music that is current, lively and faith-building.
Sunday 11am – Blended worship with a quiet, reflective friendliness, featuring traditional hymns, praise songs and choir, accompanied by organ, piano and guitar.

Whatever style your heart is tuned to, please join us in the worship services that fit you.

Traditional worship – Sundays at 11am

God is multi-faceted. People are diverse and different. We want to give people a choice of worship styles for there are as many different ways to worship the Almighty as there are types of people.

Sunday 9am – Contemporary service with a casual atmosphere, visual experiences with video and live drama, and music that is current, lively and faith-building.
Sunday 11am – Blended worship with a quiet, reflective friendliness, featuring traditional hymns, praise songs and choir, accompanied by organ, piano and guitar.

Whatever style your heart is tuned to, please join us in the worship services that fit you.

October 13, 2013

… Thanksgiving is a perfect holiday for me. Nancy & I were married on Thanksgiving weekend 37 years ago. I’m grateful for many things, and if I’m honest I’m grateful that the marriage has lasted. I know how bizarre it seems for me to say that, but many marriages don’t make it, and there were numerous reasons ours might not have survived.

First of all, we were VERY young. (Nancy was 7 weeks past being a teenager; I was 2 years older). Secondly, marriage is ‘two sinners living under the same roof” That’s always true, and I know I brought a lot of selfish immaturity into our partnership. But we survived, and matured, and our personalities grew together, and here we are. (Thanks be to God). We were so fortunate; we were blessed.

Marriage is always a blessing and a challenge. These days especially so. I don’t think one can ever predict for certain what marriage will flourish, and what will diminish. Two of my very best friends in the world (one of them another minster) had two marriages fail, before they found the right partner, with whom they now flourish.

So I’m thinking God is happy and rejoicing whenever we find the right partner. And I know that on this and every Thanksgiving weekend, I have a lot to be thankful for. AMEN.

With love, ORVILLE