Worship is at 10:30 A.M. each Sunday. Special services of worship are conducted during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Please check the church calendar.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month during worship.
Nursery Care: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome in our nursery each Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until after worship. Our nursery is staffed with experienced workers who provide a safe, nurturing environment. (All workers are screened).
Wednesday Lenten Services
Weekly Services will be held in the Schautz Memorial Chapel at 5:45 pm with different musical guests each week. The Labyrinth will also be available each Wednesday in the Sawtelle Auditorium.
- Feb. 14th – Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary, 5:45 pm, Chancel Choir
- Feb. 21st – Jay Steveskey, guitar (will also play for Labyrinth)
- Feb. 28th – Mark Woodyatt, violin
- March 7th – Ed Wargo, flute
- March 14th – Tom Heinze, oboe
- March 21st – Andrea Wittchen, harp (will also play for Labyrinth)
During Holy Week our Maundy Thursday service will be held in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm. The sacrament of Holy Communion will be observed and the Chancel choir will sing.
The Light of Christ in Lent – Encroaching Darkness
Not unlike the four weeks of Advent in December, when we commemorate the arrival of the Light of Christ in his Nativity with the lighting of Advent candles, just so in Lent we recognize the encroaching darkness of Christ’s journey to the cross by extinguishing candles each week. We will do so from the Christmas Tree Cross candle stand in the sanctuary.
Sermon Series – Framing the Gospel
March 4 – Feeding the 5,000 – Matthew 14, 13-21 – Unclear as to the location of the feeding of 5,000, the artist Murillo offers us a most moving depiction of the miracle from the 1600’s.
March 11 – Raising of Jairus Daughter – Luke 8, 40-56 – A favorite for many artists, J.F. Repin’s Raising of Jairus Daughter is rich in beauty and coloring even if it is meant to depict a death chamber – the site of yet another miracle of Jesus Christ.
The French neo-Gothic architecture, and Tiffany, LaFarge and DeAscenzo stained glass of our building and the location and history of our congregation creates the aura of a “cathedral” type of church.
We expect a liturgical Sunday morning service, (in keeping with the denomination’s Book of Common Worship), which follows the lectionary calendar of readings and special days but is conducted with warmth and humor in a multi-sensory style. We modify this only for inclusion of a children’s message and seasonal contributions from our very active youth, choral, and drama programs.
We have also used our annual Lenten and Advent worship series as opportunities to try creative new approaches to worship such as the music from the ecumenical community in Taize, France.