Following the table theme, as well as ideas from the book Preparing Sunday Dinner, worship is planned and led by a core group of leaders called worship hosts. The worship host meets mid-week with a music leader and others who will be involved in the service. Rather than planning around a service outline, the group begins with the week’s Scripture texts, looking for themes that connect to the reality of the week.
Our services regularly include: gathering, praise, remembering who we are, imaginative engagement with Scripture, reflection and response, prayer, tithing, communion, and being sent out to care for the world in the name of Jesus. The order of each service is determined by themes that emerge from Scripture during each week’s worship planning session.
Checks for tithes can be made out to The Table.
What to expect on a Sunday morning
We gather at 4 and begin worship around 4:30 at 110 S. High St., a red brick home owned by Community Mennonite Church called The Dean House. We worship in the round.
There are plenty of things we’ve come to expect at The Table — a strong focus on Scripture, prayer, music, tithing, questions, communion, shared Sunday meal…
However, we’ve also come to expect less common ways of engaging in these practices. When you join us for worship, you can expect to sit in a circle. Each Sunday we are led in re-focusing our relationship to the Trinity — remembering who we are. We sing a highly varied collection of hymns, ranging from the very old to the brand new, and touching round the world. We draw on the participation of many, and routinely engage in reflection and response.
And we expect, each Sunday, an invitation to the Lord’s Table, where all who seek are welcomed, fed, and empowered for service.
There is also an open invitation to be part of a smaller covenant community. These groups meet weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly depending on the group.
Coming to The Table means coming to expect invitations — to participate, to reflect, to engage in community, to be fed, and to go out with fresh courage to serve our neighbors.