Worship

Worship is fundamental to who we are as a Christian community.  It both expresses our relationship with God and inspires us to go out into the God’s world refreshed in our spirits and reoriented in ourselves to be about God’s work.

Worship in the church buildings recommenced as of November 29th; however the 10:30 service at Ocean Grove is also  being streamed live on Zoom using the following login details:

https://zoom.us/j/2978521634?pwd=K01ZNDZnTUxiYzYwRFlVL0tsQW5oZz09

Meeting ID: 297 852 1634

Passcode: 988040

The text of all worship services, with audio files, will continue to be  available at “Minister/View from the Pulpit/Sermons.”

Services are held each Sunday at 10:30am at Ocean Grove, and last for about an hour.

Barwon Heads services are at 9:00am except on the 3rd Sunday of the month, when an alternative style of worship is conducted at 5:00pm, followed by a meal.

COVID NOTE: While Covid remains a potential problem, the BH Church Council has suspended the 5pm service.  Once life returns to some semblance of normality, the 5pm service and meal will recommence. Meanwhile, all services at BH will begin at 9am.

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month in both congregations. An open invitation is extended to anyone who wants to receive Communion, including children.  If you have any enquiries regarding this, feel free to contact the minister for conversation.

Although our worship services usually follow a traditional pattern of liturgy, contemporary songs and interactions are common features of our services, and a band regularly adds to the music of services at Ocean Grove on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

After the service, all are invited to a time of fellowship (tea, coffee and biscuits available). This is an opportunity for people to meet and greet each other, reflect on the church service and to catch up on the events of the week.

All services are led by the Rev. Bob Thomas except the 5pm service at Barwon Heads on the 3rd Sunday of the month, which is led by lay people, and all services that fall on  a  5th Sunday of the month, which is the minister’s one Sunday off per quarter.

 

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