Rhythm of Gathering
Abbey Way’s rhythm of Sunday gathering is a bit more casual and relaxed during the summer months of June, July and August. With worship at 10:30 a.m. everyone--young and old--begins by gathering in Elim's Little Chapel. Children age three to third grade are dismissed to their own circle of learning during the sermon and return at communion.
This summer our Sunday lessons during worship will be centered on the Corporal Works of Mercy based in Matthew 25. They are:
Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Shelter the homeless
Visit the sick
Visit the imprisoned
Bury the dead
Come and go deep with us this Summer Season.
On the third Sunday of each month we will join with Seeds Covenant Church and The Story Covenant for worship and fellowship. In June we meet at Abbey Way. In July we meet at Seeds. In August we meet at The Story. Check our schedule for time and location. This will be a time of mutual support and fellowship extended to two of the newer (and nearer) Covenant church plants.
Summer’s fun can sometimes distract us from our heart’s deepest desire. Our Summer Sundays create a simple way of staying connected to God and to each other.
A typical “Summer Sunday” schedule looks like:
10:00. Pre-Service Prayer in Chapel
10:15. Arrival / Doors open in Chapel / Nursery Little Ones are dropped off downstairs
10:30. Worship in Elim's Little Chapel / Children’s Time (Three Year Olds - Third Grade) during Sermon / Communion
11:45. Coffee and Connection in Lounge
FIRST SUNDAY Worship and COMMON MEAL in the Park
On the first Sundays of July, August and September, we eat a communal meal together after our worship gathering at Logan Park. We will stay a little longer, dismissing at 1:00 p.m. Bring a dish of your favorite food to share with others if your name is not on the meal schedule.
On the fourth Sundays you have the opportunity to come early and serve at Elim Church's Hope Avenue. Contact Pastor Laura for more information about volunteering.
Any questions? Let us know.