On Sunday, August 13, 2023, the members of Christ the Servant unanimously approved to extend a call to Reverent Karen Pahl to serve as Pastor of Christ the Servant. We are thrilled by her acceptance and look forward to a new chapter in our history with Pastor Karen sharing her gifts with us.
To learn more about Pastor Karen and our other leaders, please go to the "Our Team" tab above.
It's one more thing to add to an already overloaded schedule. "Christians" in the news aren't always the people you want to associate with. Memories of being bored or uncomfortable in the church of your youth. Church people can be really cliquey and judgmental. We get it.
At Christ the Servant, we try to do better. Let's be honest: as individuals and a congregation, we all have a way to go in learning to be the kinds of disciples Jesus calls us to be. But we are on a journey: We strive to truly welcome all people - not with judgmental distance or inauthentic smothering, but with an earnest invitation to discover together what it means to be loved back to life by Jesus Christ.
We gather for worship, not to be entertained, but to be fed by the Living Christ in Water, Wine, Wheat, and Word. We seek to grow in our faith and discipleship. And we are privileged to have God give our lives meaning and purpose as forgiven people sent into the world to serve strangers and friends alike.
If church has left a bad taste in your mouth, you're not alone. Most of us have been there, too. But we remain a group of broken people seeking wholeness and purpose that we can't find anywhere other than the Table of Grace. Stop by sometime; taste and see that God is not through with you yet.
All are welcome at Christ the Servant and we want to ensure a safe, sacred, and comfortable experience for everyone who chooses to worship with us.
Offering: The offering will take place up front during the communion process. Members will be encouraged to bring their offering up to the plate when coming up to take communion.
We Care Books: Members and visitors are asked to sign the We Care books and pass them along to their neighbors. Feel free to make introductions during the process.
Sharing the Peace: People are encouraged to share and receive the peace in any manner they feel comfortable.
Communion: Communion will be offered to all regardless of age or faith tradition and it will be offered at the rail. Pastor will hand out the communion bread, which is gluten free, and the deacon will hold a tray of communion cups (red liquid is wine and the white liquid is grape juice), so each participant can take the cup of their choice. Both the pastor and the deacon will share the words of promise with anyone who comes forward. If anyone would prefer a blessing, arms should be crossed in front of the chest. After participating in Communion please discard the empty cup in the basket, located at each side aisle, as you return to your seat.
Children's Activity Bags: If your little ones are looking for something to keep their minds and hands busy during worship there are crayons, coloring books, & notepads in the cloth bags hanging on the small coat rack just outside the Sanctuary doors. Help yourself - you can return the bags following worship.
Nursery: We love to have children with us in worship and their sounds and voices are to be celebrated. We also realize that sometimes the freedom to play is needed and we have a nursery for just those times. Our nursery is unstaffed, but parents may access it any time, while supervising their child/children. The nursery is located down the hallway to the left of the coat closet, the 3rd door on the left - or ask one of our ushers to direct you.
If you have any questions please contact us by phone or email
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