Worship ~ Music ~ arts

 

Loving God

“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” Matthew 22:36-38 (NLT)

Worship Services

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A Service During Christmas

Regular Sunday Morning Schedule
  • 9:45 Sunday School
  • 11:00 Worship Service
     Our worship services are open to all. You can come as casual or as dressy as you want. We have a traditional style of worship. But within that tradition, our drama team, visual artists, and musicians try to keep things lively! We celebrate the seasons of the Church and provide wide-ranging opportunities for congregational involvement.
     We value the presence of children in worship. Very young babies can remain with their parents or stay in our newly-renovated nursery. We keep special worship bags with art supplies that children may enjoy using during the service. Our bulletin has a special column for children with activities that go along with the theme of the service each Sunday. There’s usually a “Time with Children” in the service and, afterwards, children are welcome to stay with their parents, or go to the nursery (up to age 3), or participate in Godly Play (ages 3 through 8).
     We offer special and seasonal services throughout the year, especially during Advent and Lent.
     Communion is observed frequently through the year, typically every four to six weeks. Waverly Road welcomes all believers in Jesus Christ to participate in communion with us.

Music

Waverly Road has always treasured the gift of music in our church. Our music leaders are always on the lookout for for talented people to share their musical gifts.
 
Our program is led by:
  • Julie Vogel, Music Director
  • Rachel Lawson, Assistant Children’s Music Director
  • Susan Whipple, Organist
  • Our regular music programs are:
  • Chancel Choir
      Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
For those not able to attend Wednesday rehearsals, Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Our Chancel Choir is a choir of adults dedicated to sharing their time, talent and love of singing. Youth, who are interested and able, are also welcome to participate.
  • Earnest Ringers (Adult Handbell Choir) – Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Children’s Music Class – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Art and Drama

     Waverly Road wants to encourage our members to express their love of God in a multitude of creative ways. With that in mind, we have hosted art shows, welcomed visiting artists, incorporated crafts for children, and provided art opportunities for adults.
     One of our members has developed cutwork banners to hang in our sanctuary windows to enhance Bible passages throughout the year, and especially during Lent. We have had visiting artists incorporated into our worship. We also have a “Grace Group Drama Team” that frequently presents dramatic portrayals, readings and stories in special worship services.
 
 



H.E.A.R.T.S. Gallery at WRPC (Helping Everyone Artistically Respond To Scripture)

Want to contribute? The criteria are fairly simple.
  1. You create something that you feel would be lovely to share with your church family, and loan it to us for a few weeks or months (time is negotiable).
  2. It must be able to be hung (framing with a wire back is easiest, but not essential).
  3. Get it approved by the Worship Committee.
  4. Have some kind of tag to identify title and creator.
  5. Enjoy the accolades that your church family will give you for sharing your gift with them!
Are you creative? Yes! If you wonder how I can say that, read on …
 
What is creativity? It is certainly one aspect of our reflection of our Creator! Creativity can come in many forms. We generally think that it involves drawing, painting, sculpture, writing, photography, music, drama, fiber arts, and other things we lump into “the arts.” But more than that, I think it is an approach to life that lets you see and do things in new ways. It might be that your creativity expresses itself in a new way of organizing something, the way you offer hospitality, thoughtful gifts (a fruit basket or maybe a snow shovel!), making easy-to-understand spreadsheets, or dozens of other ways.
 

I hope we can figure out ways of displaying some of the less traditional examples of “creativity” soon. But for now, and since worshipping our Creator is not confined just within the sanctuary walls, WRPC has created a few Gallery Walls to display some of the many ways our congregation creates things.

In the future, we hope to do some themed displays for certain seasons of the church year, or special events – like displays emphasizing the color red for Pentecost, or green for the long “growing season” of the church year called Ordinary Time!

Got other ideas? Contact Judi Easley.