During Step Two of our plan for regathering, we are taking slow and careful steps to regather for worship on Sunday mornings according to the guidelines of our Federal and State governments along with the medical and scientific communities. Services are held at 8:30 and 10:30.
The Most Important Thing We Do
Worship is not an additive for an otherwise complete Christian life. It is the warp and woof of Christianity, and the chief work of God's people. We assemble together on Sunday mornings because we believe God will do what God has promised. What has he promised to do in our worship? He calls us together promising to cleanse us from our sins, speak to us in his Word, hear our prayers and praises, feed us at his Table, and send us out into the world under his blessing. So we come together expectantly looking to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to work on us and in us in order that we might work for him.
Children are welcome in our worship services. During Step Two of our Regathering Plan, while we navigate the challenges of meeting under the shadow of COVID-19, our usual Sunday morning children's ministries will not be offered. All Children will be seated with their families during worship – as indeed Christian children have worshipped down the centuries! Click here to learn more about our ministries for children, and what you can expect life at COTI to be like when we have returned to our normal Sunday worship schedule.
The earliest Christians believed that Jesus was crucified and died on what is now called Good Friday. Then by the greatest of all miracles, he came back to life on the first Easter. His resurrection meant for them the repair of a broken past, hope for the present, and the promise of eternal life together in the future. In solemn remembrance of Jesus’ death, and in joyful celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, they began a tradition of meeting each Sunday to worship him.
We are a liturgical church. Our worship services incorporate both ancient and modern music, language, and art. They include prayers, creeds, and scripture readings that have been used in the Church's worship since its earliest days. Specifically, we worship in the Prayer Book tradition of the Anglican Church, which includes the sacraments (the Lord’s Supper and Baptism), singing (both hymns and praise songs) and the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All of these things free us to worship God with all that we are — our hearts, minds and bodies! Our printed worship will help you to follow along easily.