In worship, the people of God recognize God as present in the world and in their lives. As we respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus, we are transformed and renewed – sent out in love and service to the world.

Worship at Madison Square:

  • Takes scripture seriously but not literally
  • Seeks to partner sound biblical scholarship, contemporary knowledge and research, and lived experience in the world to craft worship that is relevant and compelling
  • Understands the good news as a healing and redemptive force in the world
  • Embraces many different forms of music and liturgical expression to engage worshipers spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually
  • Is inclusive in its language and expression

Worship Times

We have one worship service that begins at 10:50 AM on Sundays. The service is structured with congregational hymns, prayers, and a sermon. There is an adult choir accompanied by either our outstanding Aeolian Skinner pipe organ or a keyboard. Special instrumentation is often used as well.

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Special worship services are held throughout the year, including services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter “somewhat” sunrise service, and Christmas Eve.

Sermons

Click on  Audio MP3 to listen to sermon:

May 21, 2017: Sermon May 21, 2017 (Rev. Gin Courtney, Parish Associate Audio MP3)

May 14, 2017: Sermon May 14, 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

May 07, 2017: Sermon May 07,2017 (Rev. Gin Courtney, Parish Associate Audio MP3)

April 30, 2017: Sermon April 30, 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

April 23, 2017: Sermon April 23, 2017 (Rev. Michael Richter Audio MP3)

April 16, 2017: Sermon April 16, 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

April 2, 2017: Sermon April 2, 2017 (Gin Courtney, Parish Associate Audio MP3)

March 26, 2017: Sermon March 26, 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

March 19, 2017: Sermon March 19, 2017 (Gin Courtney, Parish Associate Audio MP3)

March 12, 2017: Sermon March 12, 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

March 05, 2017: Sermon March 05, 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

February 26, 2017: Sermon February 26, 2017 (Pastor Bart (Audio MP3)

February 19, 2017: Sermon February 19, 2017 (Pastor Bart (Audio MP3)

February 12, 2017: Sermon February 12, 2017 (Pastor Bart (Audio MP3)

February 05, 2017: Sermon February 05. 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio Mp3)

January 29, 2017: Sermon January 29, 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

January 22, 2017: 22 January 2017 1050 Worship Service (Audio MP3)

January 01, 2017: Sermon January 01, 2017 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

December 18, 2016: MSQPC Christmas Cantata December 18, 2016 (Mary’s Magnificat (Audio MP3)

December 11, 2016: Sermon December 12, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

December 04, 2016: Sermon December 04, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

November 27, 2016: Sermon November 27, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

November 20, 2016: Sermon November 20, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

November 6, 2016: Sermon November 16, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

October 30, 2016: Sermon October 30, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

October 16, 2016: Sermon October 16, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

October 09, 2016: Sermon October 09,2016 (Gin Courtney, Parish Associate Audio MP3)

October 02, 2016: Sermon October 02, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

September 25 2016: Sermon September 25, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

September 18, 2016: Sermon September 18, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

September 11, 2016: Sermon September 11, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

September 04, 2016: Sermon September 04, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

August 28, 2016: Sermon August 28, 2016 (Rev. Paul Demotte, Guest Speaker Audio MP3)

August 21, 2016: Sermon August 21, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

August 14, 2016: Sermon August 14, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

August 07, 2016: Sermon August 07, 2016 (Gin Courtney, Parish Associate Audio MP3)

July 21, 2016: Sermon July 31, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

July 17, 2016: Sermon July 17, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

July 03, 2016: Sermon July 03, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

June 26, 2016: Sermon June 26, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

June 19, 2016: Line in the Sand Sermon, June 19, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

June 12, 2016: Sermon June 12, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

May 29, 2016: Sermon May 29, 2016 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

May 22, 2016: Sermon May 22, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

May 17, 2016: Sermon May 15, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

May 8, 2016: Sermon May 8, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

May 1, 2016: Sermon May 1, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

April 24, 2016: Sermon April 24, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

April 17, 2016: Sermon April 17, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

April 10, 2016: Sermon 4/10/2016 ( Audio MP3)

April 3, 2016: Sermon 4/3/2016 ( Audio MP3)

March 27, 2016: Sermon Easter Sunday 2016 ( Audio MP3)

March 6, 2016: Sermon Mar 6, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

February 28, 2016: Sermon Feb. 28, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

February 14, 2016: Sermon Feb. 14, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

February 7, 2016: Sermon Feb 7, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

January 31, 2016: Sermon Jan 31, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

January 24, 2016: Sermon Jan 24, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

January 17, 2016: Sermon Jan 17, 2016 ( Audio MP3)

 

Music

“Pie Jesu,” and “He Never Failed Me Yet,” and “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” and maybe a Beatles song for good measure – is it really possible that I would hear all of that on a Sunday? Yes and No. While no worship service can include that much diversity, it is absolutely that on any given Sunday you will hear traditional hymns, classical music, Taize chants, gospel choruses, or a re-purposed secular song given new meaning.

The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 PM.
The bell choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6:15.

Links to music coming soon!

 

Children in Worship

At Madison Square, children are encouraged to participate in worship in the sanctuary with their family members for as much of the service as the family would like. At Madison Square we believe that children should be seen and heard and participate fully in worship.

Children participate by acting as acolytes bringing the light of Christ into and out of the sanctuary, ringing the bell in the bell tower, or acting as liturgists reading prayers and responsive readings. About 20 minutes into the service, following the Children’s Time, children in 3rd grade and below are escorted to the Education Building to participate in Children’s church, an informal time of story, prayer and activities. The children return to the sanctuary for the closing hymn and for communion, the first Sunday of each month. There is always nursery care available for our youngest kids. Also, children’s activity bags are available in the back of the Sanctuary.

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs. — Matthew 19:14

Palm Sunday at Madison Square