New to Worship?

What happens during a typical worship service? A typical worship service at Epworth United Methodist Church usually includes:

  • A musical prelude
  • The Call to Worship – a greeting and opening prayer
  • The Passing of the Peace – a time for the congregation to greet  eachother with the Peace of Christ
  • Childrens’ Time – children gather to hear the pastor’s special message for them and pray
  • A silent prayer of confession
  • The pastoral prayer
  • A responsive reading of a Psalm
  • The Lord’s Prayer prayed aloud
  • Listening to scripture readings
  • The sermon
  • The offering
  • Special music
  • Hymns sung by the congregation
  • An invitation to Communion+
  • the Benediction or sending forth of the congregation at the conclusion

An invitation to the Lord’s table will be given for all to celebrate communion. You can choose whether or not you wish to participate. At Epworth UMC, you will find an open table with bread, gluten free wafers and grape juice.