connecting in Worship
Worship is the heart of who we are and what we do. If you’re new to OSA, here’s what to expect when you come to worship.
What time does the service begin? What if I'm late?
The service starts at 11AM with a brief musical prelude. We use that time to quiet our minds and still our hearts. It’s ok if you’re late—ushers will help you find a seat. (NOTE: worship begins at 10AM on Sundays in July through Labor Day weekend.
What goes on during the worship service?
There is a basic pattern for worship. Called together by God’s spirit, we first gather in confession and song. Then we listen to God’s Word through readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, through preaching, prayer, and song. We share the Lord’s Supper at the Lord’s table, where Christ feeds and nourishes us. And then God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world. We do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do, but about how God comes to dwell among us and lead us out into the world.
How will I know when to stand-up and sit down?
Just follow along in the printed service program. It may take a little getting used to, but you’ll catch on as you follow along.
Are there Sunday School classes?
Sunday School classes for 2nd-6th grade meet at 10-10:45 AM. Kids K-2 meet at 10:20.
Are children welcome to participate during the worship?
Children learn the patterns of worship best by observing and participating, and so we welcome children to attend and take part in the service each week. Kids in Kindergarten and below have may attend Little Disciples during the sermon, an age-appropriate encounter with Scripture. On most Sundays, a short children’s sermon is given between the lesson readings The group rejoins the service after the sermon.
What else happens on Sunday mornings?
The choir rehearses on Sunday mornings from September to June beginning at 10:15. Bible Study at 10 am in the Pastor's office. And following the service, everyone is invited to gather in the kitchen for food and fellowship.
What should I wear?
Wear what you like. There's no spoken or unspoken dress code. You’ll see jeans, athletic shoes, khakis, jackets, and maybe a tie or two. All that matters is that you are here.
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