Worship Services

8:00 AM in the Sanctuary

“Liturgy” comes from the Greek word meaning “work of the people”, and that describes our liturgical service.  It is a service in which the people (not just the clergy) do the work of worship.  The liturgical service is a formal service which begins with a processional in which the Light of Christ is brought into the service as the candles are lit and the Bible is placed on the altar.  The pastors wear formal robes.  It is a traditional style of worship that includes rich rituals that have been used in the church for generations.  Each week we join together in a formal call to worship, recitation of a creed, responsive reading of a Psalm, praying the Lord’s Prayer, corporate prayers of repentance, and singing the Goria Patri and the Doxology.  The messages are rooted in Scripture. 

We offer quality nursery and child care for all of our morning worship services.

 

 

 

9:30 AM in the Burnside Family Life Center

Contemporary worship includes more modern music, and a team of singers with drums, guitars, keyboards and other instruments. We have three large screens to project the words to the music, announcements, and message notes. They are projected on the screen to help us not only hear with our ears, but see with our eyes. The setting is casual but the mood is exciting and anticipatory. Our prayer time provides opportunities to pray for one another, or to receive prayer from our prayer team members. The same timeless truths of the Scripture are presented in an authentic, life changing way. We praise, we pray, we promote the love, compassion, and excitement of the God of this contemporary age who is the same yesterday, today and forever. If you are young or older, if you've been a Christian for a long time or want to know Him for the first time, come and see that the Lord is good!

We offer quality nursery and child care for all of our morning worship services.

 

Prayer Stations During the Contemporary Service

Each week there are multiple prayer stations available during the prayer time at the 9:30 am service.  If you have a prayer request, please fill out the white card found in your bulletin and give it to an usher at the beginning of the prayer time.  Once collected, these cards are placed on tables on either side of Burnside Family Life Center.  We invite you to come up and pray for the concerns written on these cards.

If you would like to pray with members of the Prayer Team, there are multiple stations located around the edges of Burnside Family Life Center.  Each team would be honored to pray with you and for you and will keep your requests confidential.  We are even blessed to have several of our youth serving at a prayer station. If your child is interested in serving on this team please contact Pastor Peggy McErlean-Hoy at peggy@marysvillefumc.org.

If you would like to be anointed with oil, Pastor Bill Kelley or another prayer team member will be stationed near the cross at the front of the room.  This is available because the Bible says, “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” James 5:14-15

Forgiveness is not always easy, but holding grudges against our brothers and sisters can keep us from experiencing life as God intended.  The Forgiveness Bowl is located on the stage and is available for you to make things right. You are invited to pick up a stone and place it in the bowl as an intentional decision to lay down an offense and extend forgiveness to others.

Each week, we have the opportunity to pray for those who have not yet discovered the joy of knowing Jesus Christ as their Savior.  Each year, we invite our members and friends to fill out a Most Wanted List with names of those that we know that do not yet know Jesus.  Every week, there are several lists located on the stage.   You are invited to come up and pray for the people listed.  If you want to fill our a Most Wanted List, there are blank cards in the lobby. 

If you would rather not come up to a prayer station, we encourage you to worship with the Praise Band or pray right from your seat. 

 

11:00 AM in the Sanctuary

We say 'spirited' because Jesus Christ is the most exciting being ever. We often sing the traditional hymns of the church, but with dynamic organ accompaniment. Our choir brings a bold and spirited offering to this service. Most Sundays we pray the Lord’s Prayer and sing the Doxology, but it is done with our hearts turned toward God who is the foundation of our faith. The message is always based on the timeless truths of God, but presented in a relevant, authentic, practical way for today. Enjoy the timeless beauty of our Sanctuary, but be prepared to meet the living Spirit of Jesus!

We offer quality nursery and child care for all of our morning worship services.

 

6:00 PM in Teller Chapel

The Service of Hope and Healing meets once each month on the first Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Teller Chapel.  We gather to intercede by prayer for the needs of those who are ailing.  A Service of Anointing and Laying on of Hands is offered to those who seek healing ministry.

Worship, by literal definition of the English word, means to ascribe, assign, attribute and declare worth to something. So as worshippers we are ascribing, assigning, attributing and declaring God's worth. He is the One who the prophets predicted.  He is the One born in a manger in Bethlehem.  He is the One who walked as a man, taught with passion, and performed miracles.  He is the One who willingly sacrificed His life on the Cross so we could be pronounced forgiven.  He is the One who rose from the dead at Easter and lives among us today - the personal God who loves us.  He is the One who is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  We express His worth by our worship: our praise, our thanksgiving, our time, our service, our gifts and sacrifice.  Worship is for an audience of One - Jesus Christ.