Worship at BPBC
The Meaning of Worship
The life of the believer, when permeated by God’s love and acceptance, is moved to worship. The experience of salvation calls forth the expression of that experience in thanks, praise and joy. Moved by the extravagance of God’s love, the heart that is full of delight and wonder expresses itself in an outpouring of praise. Worship, then, is our vocation and the glad response of our lives set free.
Worship at Buechel Park
All are invited to participate fully in worship.
Worship in the Buechel Park faith community reflects the diversity of our fellowship and the richness of our heritage. Our services are intergenerational and led by both clergy and lay people.
The Church Year – We observe the Church Year, a meaningful rhythm designed to guide the faith community in the full range of proclamation and study of Scripture. Throughout the church year, we celebrate the mystery and power of our faith: the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that moves us to listen for and to God’s call: to be the church and to be on mission. The colors on the Lord’s Table, the pulpit, and the ministers’ stoles change as we move through the seasons.
Music – Our music consists of hymn singing as well as pieces played on the organ, piano, and sometimes guitar or other instruments. We have a choir and vocal ensembles as well as a handbell choir. Most would describe our worship style as traditional. We are also intentional about blending contemporary elements into our services that connect with people of all ages and many preferences.
Communion – We typically observe communion on the first Sunday of each month by passing plates or by coming forward to receive the bread and juice. All are welcome at the Lord’s table as recipients of God’s love and grace.
Offering – Offerings are given by our members and regular participants to support our ministries and missions. Guests are not expected to contribute.
Children – Nursery is provided for ages 3 and younger. Ages 4 – 6th grade join us for worship, but, on many Sundays, are dismissed mid-service to Godly Play, followed by Alleluia Kids. Hands-on worship resources are available in the narthex for worshippers of all ages. When Godly Play is not offered, such as on Communion Sundays, a Children’s Moment is provided during the service.