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:

March 17, 2019: Sermon March 17, 2019 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

March 3, 2019: Sermon March 3, 2019 (Pastor Gin (Audio MP3)

February 24, 2019: Sermon February 24, 2019 (Pastor Bart (Audio MP3)

February 17, 2019: Sermon February 17, 2019 (Pastor Bart (Audio MP3)

February 10, 2019: Sermon February 10, 2019 (Pastor Gin (Audio MP3)

February 3, 2019: Sermon February 3, 2019 (Pastor Bart (Audio MP3)

January 27, 2019: Sermon January 27, 2019 (Pastor Bart Audio MP3)

January 13, 2019: Sermon January 13, 2019 (Pastor Bart 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. 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