Worship

Our regular Sunday morning worship is at 9:30a.m.

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What to expect when you arrive

When you arrive at the Old Meeting House, you'll find an early nineteenth century, white-clapboard church in the center of a traditional farming community of rolling hills. There is a driveway that leads to parking lots at the edge of the woods beside the church and -- aside from Mud Season -- in the neighboring field. Across the yard from the church is the Parish House, a community building that houses the OMH Sunday School, the minister's office, a kitchen and gathering room.

Beginning early Sunday morning, the place is abuzz with ushers lighting woodstoves, the choir rehearsing for the morning's service, and coffee hour preparations. Please feel free to begin your visit in the Parish House, or head directly to church.

You will be greeted in the sanctuary by ushers who will provide you with a bulletin to guide you through the service. The service begins at 9:30 am with a prelude. OMH musicians will play something suitable for reflection, prayer, or just letting go of concerns and pressures. During worship, very young children are invited to join our nursery in the Parish House; older children join us for the first 20 minutes or so of worship when most go with their teachers to Sunday School classes and Junior High Youth Group meeting.

What to expect during worship

Our pastor (Rev. Elissa Johnk) will guide the service, and your bulletin will provide details of that week's program. Our scripture readings follow the lectionary and the prayers offered by the ministers and members of the congregation follow the rhythm of our lives and the world around us. Hymns are selected from the New Century Hymnal, complemented by pieces arranged for our choir or guest musicians.

Communion is held the first Sunday of each month. We form a circle within the sanctuary and all are welcome at our table.


What to expect after worship
Each service lasts about an hour, and afterwards, people usually gather as a community in the Parish House. Coffee, fruit, and pastries are served and we catch up on the activities and lives of our neighbors and friends. Coffee Hour is a social time, but it is also the place where the fabric of our church life begins to be woven as connections are made between individuals and between the work of the church and our community's daily life.

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