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.

During this time of restrictions due to the coronavirus, the church buildings are not being used; however, a service is streamed online via Zoom at 10 am each Sunday  through the link:

https://zoom.us/j/92890231567?pwd=T3k0bFJkUm4zNTc4RDM2MUkwR0Fldz09

Meeting ID: 928 9023 1567

Password: 019055

When the virus threat has eased and churches are open again, the schedule below will resume:

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.

We celebrate Holy Communion 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 both churches.

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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