Crawford Street
United Methodist Church

Worship

Worship

Come Worship with Us

At Crawford Street, worship brings us together as a community of faith to share our praise and thanksgiving, our cares and concerns, our hopes and our joys with our loving God.

Our worship together begins at 10:55 each Sunday morning in the sanctuary. We strive to have a powerful, engaging, multi-generational experience in which the worshiping community is invited to encounter Jesus through a blend of sacred music and liturgy, reading of Holy Scripture and spoken proclamation. Each week the Sanctuary Choir leads the congregation in singing hymns of the faith. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.

Come worship with us – Come experience the life-giving grace of Jesus – You are always welcome here!

Psalm 22:22 “I will tell of Your name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.”

The Sacraments

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments in which Christ himself participated: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is a sacrament that initiates us into the church, the body of Christ. Holy Communion is a sacrament that sustains and nurtures us in our journey of faith.

Baptism

Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. Through the sacrament of baptism, we are joined with the Triune God, the whole of Christ’s church, and our local congregation. The water and the work of the Holy Spirit in baptism convey God’s saving grace, the forgiveness of our sins, and new life in Jesus Christ. A person of any age may be baptized (infants, children, youth, and adults). As United Methodist, we offer baptism in a variety of ways – immersion, pouring, or sprinkling. A person receives the sacrament of baptism only once in his or her life. Because baptism is an action of God, once God has done it – it is done.

The Lord's Supper (also called Holy Communion, Eucharist)

John Wesley said of Holy Communion: “This is the food of our souls – this gives strength to perform our duty and leads us on to perfection.” The Lord’s Supper is to be celebrated and received regularly – Wesley said, “as often as [one] can.” In celebrating the Eucharist, we share our oneness with Christ, with one another, and with those who have gone before us. Because the Lord’s Supper is Christ’s Supper and not our own, all are invited to share in it. The invitation to Holy Communion is this – “Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.” The invitation is open, regardless of age or church membership, but it is not casual – it implies an openness to the Spirit, a desire for something that Christ offers.

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