Sunday, September 6, 2020 marks the launch of our 2020-21 Worship Theme: Discipleship Journey.
Throughout the year, we will be focusing on different aspects of our journey of discipleship (following Jesus by living the life to which he calls us – individually and as a human community). We are using the metaphor of a chart, because the journey of discipleship is more like finding your way on an ocean passage instead of a straightforward point A to point B trip on land using a map!
The Invitation – Sep. 6 – Oct. 11
The Benefits – Oct. 18- Nov. 22
The Host – Nov. 29 – Jan. 3
Inner Practices – Jan. 10-Feb. 14
Facing Challenges – Feb. 21-Apr. 4
Communal Practices – Apr 11-May 23
Celtic Spirituality – May 30-Jul. 11
Creativity & Spirituality – Jul. 18-Sep. 5
All Saints Worship Service – Sunday, November 1, 2020 – see the list of those whom we will be honoring and remembering. If you don’t see your loved one on our preliminary list, please contact Barbara Kurtz at the church office.

Saturday worship in the parking lot at 5 pm

Sunday Live stream Worship at 10 am

If it rains, we’ll simply park our cars where our chairs were and tune into 87.9 FM to praise God in our cars.

5Join us for outdoor, in-person worship services in our Bayside parking lot – a wonderful way to get back together safely, thanks to a wonderful crew of volunteers led by Linda (Check-in Commander) Kauffman and Chet (Usher Quarterback) Sprague.

Join us at 5 pm for a casual, informal celebration of God’s love among us as the sun sets. (Check-in starts at 6:00.)
Bob Joynson and Co. marked our bayside parking lot for physically-distanced seating for households (masks required – bring lawn chairs).

Worship & Music Ministries

Under the umbrella of Connecting to God Ministry you will find both our Worship and Music Teams. Below is more information pertaining to the different aspects of Worship at Epworth. Connecting to God at Epworth is more than just a deep experience on Sunday Mornings. It is a learning experience, a visual experience and an audio experience. The links below will lead you to the different areas of this ministry area, our bulletins (the Order of Worship), links to videos of our services and a bit more about each part of worship at Epworth – including our ministry to the deaf.

Aspects of Worship… Communion

Worship Resources…

Worship Videos
    2020    2017    2014
    2019    2016
    2018    2015

Music & Art Ministries… Chancel Choir PRAISE! Team Memorial Bell Choir

At the heart of everything we do at Epworth is Worship. We are committed, by principle, to offering “passionate worship” at all three of our worship services.   By definition, Worship is the “work of the people,” and Worship at Epworth is very much the people at work.  Working from the lectionary (readings selected for each Sunday and shared through Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions) and following the liturgical calendar of the year, choices and selections for worship themes are made by several groups of people.
The Worship Ministry Team:
Members of this team are chosen from representatives throughout the congregation, members of the Worship Design and Worship leaders team, and the ushers.   We intentionally choose representatives from each of the three services to be sure each worship service has a representative in the conversation.  The team discusses overarching themes for the seasons of the church year as well as practical matters such as the Worship Ministry Team budget.
The Worship Design Team:  Composed of talented professionals from the field of design, the Worship Design team is tasked with creating imagery for our worship space that will enhance the themes of the season.  Because Epworth is a particularly large sanctuary and the chancel area is over two stories in height, the Worship Design Team has an especially challenging job each season.  But they have come through with incredible and wonderful images for each and every celebration.

The Worship Leaders Team:

Composed of the Director of Music Ministries and our Pastors, this group meets weekly.  We focus our conversations on upcoming worship events, details of timing and placement, and all other matter of fine tuning for worship services.
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