What to Expect

 
 

What is the service like and how long does it last?

Worship services at Good Samaritan follow the pattern of the Episcopal/Anglican liturgy.  In the first part of the service we hear readings from the Bible, followed by a sermon (usually 12-15 minutes), and prayers.  In the second half of the service bread and wine are blessed, and then given to all who desire to receive Holy Communion.  

8:00am Worship Service

The 8am service is a quiet, contemplative service with no music. The 8am service lasts about 40 minutes.
 

10:30am Worship Service

The 10:30am service features music, a choir, and is more celebratory in nature.  The 10:30am service lasts about an hour or so and is followed by a coffee and social hour in the Narthex.
 
You’ll be welcomed by a greeter or usher, who will give you a service bulletin and answer any questions you have.  The bulletin is easy to follow, and contains all the readings from the Bible and the prayers, along with notes to guide you through the service.
 

What should I wear?

You will find people dressed casually, formally, and anywhere in-between.  Just wear whatever is comfortable to you.

Where do I park?

There is plenty of parking onsite!  If you are worshiping with us for the first time, special parking for guests is located directly in front of the church entrance.

 

What about children?

Children of all ages are welcome at any service. 
 

Nursery

We offer a professionally staffed nursery on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:00am for parents who want to experience church without having to worry about kids.  The nursery is found in the first classroom in the undercroft (basement).
 

Sunday School

We offer opportunities for children of all ages to explore and grow in faith. Godly Play for children age 4 - grade 2 meets from 10:15-11:00am, during the first half of our 10:30 service. Kids' Club for children grades 3-5 meets from 9:15-10:15am, at the same time as our adult forum
 

Service

Children are encouraged to participate in the worship service, and may receive Holy Communion at the discretion of the parents.  There is a children's activity table in the back corner of our sanctuary available for all children.