What's Happening this Sunday: May 29 -- Memorial Weekend Sunday with our resumption of the 9:30 combined worship service. Plus remembrance of those who have died since last Memorial Day.
Scripture Lessons: Psalm 72 is our key text. It is one of the Royal Psalms, in this case, sung at the installation of the King. Jewish kings were different from other cultures in that Jewish kings were subject to the law and covenant. It is the origin of constitutional monarchy rather than the imperious nature of absolute monarchy. It also places before the king certain behaviors which required for the king to remain king.
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A Word about Our Worship Services
We worship every Sunday morning.
From Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend Grove offers two services of worship: the 9:00 Early Service and the 10:30 AM Service of Worship
From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, we combine these services into the one 9:30 AM service of worship.
The Early Service is a simpler service, more intimate, shorter, and less formal than the 10:30 AM service. Communion by intinction (coming forward to the table to dip bread in the cup of juice) happens every Sunday at the 9:00 service.
The 10:30 AM service features the choir, church organ, and traditional hymns. The service follows the three-fold pattern common among Reformed Churches: Preparation for the Word, Proclamation of the Word, Response to the Word. Communion, which is served by the elders to worshipers in the pews, happens every first Sunday.
Nursery is available during summer hours and the 10:30 AM service (more for the relief of the parents -- we love the kids making noise in the sanctuary).
Here's a great video of the Arts Camp Fun of 2015.