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 our hope that in worship we will be able to better hear God’s calling and vision for our lives, both as individuals and as a community
Traditional with Creative Accents
Our style of worship follows a traditional, yet creative style. In a sense, you could say the experience of worship at Freemason Street is both ancient and new. 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.
Drawing from classical and modern resources, music is uplifting and inspiring. Sermons focus on helping individuals thoughtfully relate ancient truths to life today.
Most Sundays, our worship is guided by the scripture passages lined out in the Revised Common Lectionary. Through this practice, we find ourselves growing more intentional in walking together through the worship seasons of the year, like Advent, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, learning of God’s love and encountering Christ’s best intentions for our lives.
At the center of worship is the joyful proclamation and affirmation of what it means to believe in the compassionate Christ. In Christ, we have come near the face of the God who made us and loves us.
Special worship services are held the evening before Thanksgiving Day (with Ohef Sholom Temple), on Christmas Eve and during Holy Week, and at other times of the year. We also celebrate less traditional occasions such as The Blessing of the Animals in October.