“People are searching for worship that is authentic, alive, creative, and comprehensible, when they experience the life-changing presence of God in the presence of others.” This quote is from Robert Schnases book, “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations” which has been the worship team’s study guide this year.
Meeting approximately every other month, the team concerned themselves with Sunday morning worship, Maundy Thursday worship with Prairie Dell and daily prayer life.
Concerning worship, we tweaked the order of the service so that the worshipers might have an uninterrupted encounter with the Spirit.
We encouraged the congregation to be in daily prayer with suggested weekly prayers printed in the bulletin. Those folks in our prayers included not only our church, but extended world wide.
This fall we invited those interested in worship service planning to gather for five weeks to plan Advent and Christmas Eve services. Ten of us gathered to meet the challenge, and we hope our efforts have enriched your Advent season. The planning process has certainly given the group an increased admiration for Kathie and Kristen’s work and guidance.
Don Diestelmeier suggested we appoint an organ oversight representative to see that accurate organ maintenance records are kept. Molly Doolittle has graciously accepted the duty and we thank her.
The team is grateful for all the participating members-liturgists, communion servers, A/V technicians, greeters, ushers, musicians and worshipers—thank you.
Worship team members-