Worship - Sunday Mornings at 10:00 A.M.

The Liturgical Year

The Christian calendar, also known as the Liturgical Year, is organized around two major centers of Sacred Time:

 

1. AdventChristmas, and Epiphany; and LentHoly Week, and Easter, concluding at Pentecost.

 

2.  The rest of the year following Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time, from the word "ordinal," which simply means counted time (first Sunday after Pentecost, etc.). 

 

Ordinary Time is used to focus on various aspects of faith, especially the mission of the church in the world.  

We worship together at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning.  Communion is served the first Sunday of every month.

 

Worship touches each of us in unique ways.  It connects us to God. It opens our hearts to God’s spirit. It encourages us to be like Jesus Christ. It allows us to hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper or internet in the other and see how each reveals God’s will.

 

Our worship will often offer something for every one of us. Some of us love the classical “churchy” music. Others enjoy today’s beat with meaningful words.  We have different expectations about communion and scripture translations and songs.  Some are visual people, enjoying the images of worship while others are more meditative.

Because people in our church come from many different backgrounds, our worship tries to capture a little bit of the familiar for all of us. Our worship is a joy-filled experience. We’re probably going to laugh at some point every time we worship, but we’ll also enjoy quiet time and will lift up our voices in songs that are old standards and others that are fresh off the presses. We pray for each other, for the world and for God’s love. We always end worship by connecting the entire congregation before we depart to serve.  The morning messages deal with the issues that we find in our daily lives.  We use projection screens to bring our words to life, but we don’t overwhelm our senses.

 

Our music ministry is led by our Music Director, supplemented by talented volunteer musicians.

Please, join us as we gather in the most important hour of the week:  the time to connect with our Lord and to recharge our lives for the journey.

The Congregational United Church of Christ

1201 Aqui Esta Drive

Punta Gorda, Florida  33950

Telehone: 941-637-8443