SUNDAY, April 5, 2020
In-Person Worship Services have been temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our Online Worship Service will be available for online viewing on Sunday morning, April 5.
Taizé worship has been suspended during this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Read more HERE
About Worship Services at Lewinsville
Services are held each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with the exception of the summer months when services are combined into one service at 10:00 a.m. Monthly Contemplative Worship (Taizé worship) is held in the chapel, the first Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m. READ MORE about Taizé worship.
Our 8:30 a.m. service is designed to be a simple, less liturgical and more intimate service of worship. Communion is served every Sunday at this service. All are welcome at the Lord’s table.
Our 11:00 a.m. service is more traditional, with the sacrament of Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Holy Communion is also celebrated on special days throughout the year. All Christian believers and their baptized children are welcome at the Lord’s table.
The sacrament of Baptism is administered during morning worship (usually on the third Sunday at the 11:00 a.m. service) by arrangement with the pastors and the Session.
At Lewinsville, we have intentionally scheduled the Church School hour and Worship Services at different times to allow children to participate in and experience worship. READ MORE about Children in Worship. Lewinsville also provides nursery care for infants and small children during the worship service and the Christian Education hour. READ MORE about nursery care.
Special worship services of music are planned during Advent and Lent with added musical instrumentation.
Special Evening Worship
- Ash Wednesday Service- Noon and 7:30 p.m.
- Longest Night Service on December 21st – 7:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve Family Service – 4:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve Festival Communion Services – 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Holy Week Services – all services begin at 7:30 p.m.
- Maundy Thursday Communion
- Good Friday Tenebrae (plus a noon service)
- Saturday Great Vigil of Easter
About Taizé Contemplative Worship
Taizé is a place hidden away in the hills of Burgundy, France. It is an ecumenical community of brothers whose worship is at the heart of their life. Worship at the Taizé community happens thrice daily and is called Taizé prayer. Taizé prayer has two essential elements: song and silence.
The Taizé songs are a form of sung prayer. The songs are short chants (usually words from scripture) that are repeated over and over giving them a meditative quality. The silence during Taizé prayer a time of listening, a time to have one’s soul open for God.
We will experience Taizé worship the first Sunday of each month (October through June) at 7:00 p.m. Join us.
About Taizé for April 5th, 2020
The Taizé Worship leadership team is sad that we cannot join with you in our monthly Taizé worship service. Please join with us in praying for: those who are sick, those who are taking care of the sick, and those who continue to provide services to the community despite the risks that they face in providing those services. There are so many others that continue to provide valuable services remotely – let’s not forget to pray for them too! Honestly, it seems that saying a prayer for everyone you know would be a good idea, because these are tough times for everyone!
We are sending a link to a video of a Taizé service. The leader of this Taizé worship service is a dear friend of Pastor Scott’s, Jonathan Watson of Wilmington N.C.
If you would like to experience Taizé, we invite you to enter into Taizé worship through this video.
This video is not the same as experiencing Taizé in-person at Lewinsville. If you have never experienced Taizé before, you probably won’t be familiar with the music – and this is probably not the best introduction to Taizé. For those who have experienced Taizé in the past, the video is rather short and you won’t have the opportunity to share your prayer requests with others – or to hear the prayer requests of others and join with them in their prayers, as you normally would during Taizé worship at Lewinsville. However, the video is beautifully done and the words of the songs are included on the screen to make it easier to sing along.
We look forward to the day that we can join with you at Lewinsville to participate in Taizé style worship again.