9am Coffeehouse Service
11am Sanctuary Service
8pm Night Prayer
10am First Sunday of the month Inter-generational Worship
Read on for more information about each of these worship settings….
About the Coffeehouse Service
Are you someone who doesn’t quite know what to think about church? But somehow, you know that there is more to life than we see on the surface? Maybe you have even called yourself, “spiritual but not religious?” You have questions but don’t know where to ask them? You are not alone.
A bunch of folk who answer yes to at least one of these questions gather at 9 a.m. in Copeland Commons of Taborspace. We are worshipers and wonderers, gathered around the bistro tables for casual, interactive worship. There is music and singing. There is time for prayer, story-telling from the Bible and other sources, including our own lives. There is no sermon, per se, but an open discussion around questions posed by trying to live in the world in the way of Jesus.
About the Sanctuary Service
Every Sunday the community gathers for worship in our beautiful craftsman-style sanctuary. Entering the space, one is immediately drawn to look up to the vaulted ceiling and the shining organ pipes, bathed in the warm light of the Povey Brothers’ stained glass art windows.
Worship in the sanctuary is designed around word and a wide expression of music and is liturgical in nature. We invite you to come and experience the beauty and mystery of one’s faith journey.
First Sunday of the Month – Inter-generational Worship and Stories
9 a.m. Coffee & Stories – Gather to listen to a story from the life of one of the participants in our church community.
10 a.m. Family Worship Service
Worship designed for the child in all of us – Music, Stories, Bible, Surprises, Hands-on learning
Each month we bring food items for the Portland Food Project.
Snacks follow, of course!
About Night Prayer
1,500 years ago, in a monastery on the hill outside the village, one would hear the monks and nuns sing their last prayer of the day, called “Compline,” or Night Prayer. Mostly they chanted the Psalms, sometimes without accompaniment, sometimes guided by the organ.
This ancient practice is being revived today in many places around our world, because, somehow, it expresses awe in the presence of the Holy One which no worship band can ever touch. The simple music speaks to the soul.
Ancient music, in the darkness of the end of the day, candles, and the silence of our hearts.
Night Prayer is the work of the singers. The singers show up to sing their prayers because that is what they do. The prayers are theirs. If others come to listen, that is good, but not required for the singers to be drawn into the presence of the Holy One.
If you would like to join the singing, come at 7 p.m. and warm up with the singers and get to know the prayers.