Central to the life of our church is the worship of God. In worship, we encounter the Living Lord who comforts us in our hurts and confronts us in our complacency. In worship, we come to know what it means to be the children of God and live in community. Finally, it is in worship we glean God’s calling and vision for our lives, both as individuals and corporately.

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Our Style: Relaxed Formal

Our style of worship might be defined as “relaxed formal.” The atmosphere is warm and caring. Yet, in both the architecture and liturgy, we seek the mystery and awe of God’s presence amid the love and grace we know through Jesus Christ. From the classical tradition, Music is uplifting and high quality. Sermons focus on helping individuals thoughtfully relate ancient truths to contemporary living. Thus at the center of our worship is the joyful proclamation of God’s eternal care and that Jesus is the Christ, the full expression of God’s redemptive work.

Our Pattern: Ancient & New

Worship at Freemason Street adapts the ancient fourfold pattern of worship. We always begin with a time of Gathering through litany and song.  We Give Thanks for God’s Goodness through the pastoral Prayer & Meditation and the offering.  Reflecting on God’s Word through: scripture readings, an anthem, and a sermon, is central.  Finally, through Responding in Faith and Service, we commit ourselves to God’s vision and mission, being dismissed to be God’s hands and feet in the world.

Our Template: The Life of Christ

Observing the special seasons of the church year such as Advent and Lent, Freemason Street calls people to not only remember what God has done for us in the past, but reminds us God is still at work in this world and in our lives. We are not alone nor are we adrift on life’s journey. We are held instead in the tender, loving, and patient hands of a God who loves us enough to send His own Son to be with us.  Thus, we follow the Christian Calendar as a way to remember and rehearse the life of Jesus the Christ.

Coffee Hour Fellowship

Following worship, there is a “coffee hour.” This is a time when we get to know guests on a first name basis and for them to learn more about the life and ministry of the congregation. Whether looking for a church home or just passing through the area, we are happy to have all who have chosen to worship with us and this gives us an opportunity to tell them so.

Special Services

Special worship services are held Thanksgiving Day (with Ohef Sholom Temple), Christmas Eve and during Holy Week.

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