Day: September 21, 2018

Transition Day!

By Chad Mattingly in Church Life on September 21, 2018

At long last, the time is drawing near. Our church is stepping out into a new season and adding a brand new expression of worship. On October 7, we will launch “The Table” service at 11AM in our fellowship hall. This unique worship gathering is prayerfully crafted to welcome and connect to young spiritual seekers looking for love, acceptance and spiritual community. It also seeks to provide a safe space for the de-churched, people who have walked away or been hurt by the church. 

On launch day, we will become one church with two concurrent worship gatherings. There are many advantages to the concurrent schedule. It protects one shared Sunday school hour and maintains the traditional service at 10:45AM in the sanctuary. It also requires flexibility and coordination for me to make a seamless and timely transition from the traditional service to the Table. 

So… the next two Sundays, September 23 & 30 we will be practicing the transition. Here is what to expect. 

10:42        Prelude

10:45        Chiming of the Hour

Call to worship 

1 Hymn 

Prayer time (and Lord’s Prayer)

The Blessing of the Children 

Sermon 

Choir Anthem 

It is imperative that the Choir Anthem move after the sermon allowing me to join the Table Service by 11:20. The rest of our worship service will follow the traditional schedule. 

Transitions are difficult, so please know that your staff and leadership are committed to working extra hard on your behalf. I encourage you to be positive, flexible and supportive as we journey toward together. 

Blessings, -Chad