Worship services at Eliot Church

Sanctuary

Sanctuary
Michael Sheu
The sanctuary at Eliot Church, viewed from the back on Christmas Eve 2015.

The people of Eliot Church warmly invite you to worship with us on Sunday. 

Worship at Eliot Church is a lively experience and usually lasts about an hour and a half. You can expect a mix of music from European, African, and Cambodian traditions. We read scripture from the lectionary for the day; our pastor has a gift for preaching compelling sermons focused on God's Word. We take time for testimonies and announcements from the congregation, and when we pass the peace of Christ, we take time to share that peace from one end of the sanctuary to the other.

When we pass the peace of Christ, you may stay near where you have been sitting, or you may walk around the sanctuary to greet many people. There is a time when you can go to the front pew for personal prayer. Someone from the congregation will come and pray with you. Your prayer concerns will be confidential. If you have a prayer request you would like included in the prayers of the people, you may write it on the paper inside the bulletin and place the paper in the offering plate when the offering is collected.

Children are welcome to remain in our worship service with their families. At Eliot we love to hear some noise from children. There are children’s bulletins on the tables at the back of the sanctuary.

For those who prefer it, nursery care is provided downstairs during worship for infants and children up to 3 years old. The nursery is on the left on the hallway that leads to the kitchen. Our nursery care attendants have training in child care and emergency first aid.

Following worship you are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and conversation downstairs; you are also welcome to participate in a youth or adult Sunday school class after worship.