Festival Services

20141221_132418Dominating our worship space, the cross is a constant reminder of God’s good grace in our lives. In Word and Sacrament, the Family of Faith is touched by God’s goodness and challenged by God’s call to live as a servant people.

 Worship is the most important thing we do. It is where we sing God’s praise and seek God’s help. It is here our sins are forgiven and our ministries are empowered. It is here that the people of God claim their identity as the church. We invite you to worship regularly with us. Share with us as we celebrate our hope in Christ.

Listen!  God is Calling! is our year-long theme and perfect for us in so many ways.  Again and again we realize God is calling us to new and wonderful beginnings.  Again and again we find ourselves touched by countless moments of grace and care.  With reminders of all the opportunities we have to share those gifts with those around us, to bring life and healing and hope to God’s children.  What joy that God is constantly renewing each of us and our Family of Faith.  We are blessed that we are filled with Easter life, making this a wonderful time to claim our identity as a servant community caring for God’s children, caring for God’s world.

RALLY DAY – September 7 “Listen!  God is Calling!”
New Orleans Jazz Eucharist with choir and band 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 11 “Called Together”
6:45 a.m. Spoken Eucharist in the Memorial Garden
7:30 p.m. Candlelight Eucharist in Sanctuary

REFORMATION – October 26 “Called to Freedom”
Sanctuary Choir, brass ensemble and timpani

ALL SAINTS – November 2 “Call of the Multitude”
Sanctuary Choir, harp and violin

THANKSGIVING – Monday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Interfaith Service at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church, New Providence

CHRIST THE KING – November 23 “Called Home”
Sanctuary Choir with brass

ADVENT WEDNESDAYS – December 3, 10, 17
“Listen God is Calling, Through the Word Inviting”
12:15 p.m. Spoken Eucharist
7:30 p.m. Evening Prayer and Eucharist

CHRISTMAS EVE – “God is Calling Offering Comfort and Joy”
4 p.m. Service for children and families
6 p.m. Candlelight communion with soloists and organ
8 p.m. Candlelight communion with bells, Sanctuary Choir, instrumentalists

CHRISTMAS DAY – 10 a.m. “Called to the Light”

CHRISTMAS I – December 28 at 10 a.m. Service of lessons and carols.

January 4 – A visit from the Bishop’s Staff
January 11 – Celebration of baptism and our mission partners from Newark

JAZZ EUCHARIST – February 15
A celebration to mark the end of Epiphany and to prepare for Lent

ASH WEDNESDAY – February 18 “Keep Us”
Imposition of Ashes, Eucharist at 6:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

LENTEN WEDNESDAYS – February 25 – March 25 “Jesus Calls Us”
6:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Spoken Eucharist
7:30 p.m. Evening Prayer and Eucharist


PALM SUNDAY – March 29  “Called to a Cross”
Sanctuary Choir, brass and timpani

HOLY THURSDAY – April 2  “Called to Dinner”
12:15 p.m. Spoken Eucharist
7:30 p.m. Eucharist and Rite of First Communion

GOOD FRIDAY – April 3 “Called to Save Us”
10 a.m. Children’s Cross Walk
Noon Community Good Friday Liturgy at Faith
7:30 p.m. Tenebrae Service and Altar Stripping

EASTER April 5  “Called to Set Us Free”
7:00 a.m. Lighting of the Paschal Candle
8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Festival Eucharist
Grand Easter Processional with Sanctuary Choir, Faith Bell Ringers, brass, organ and timpani

PENTECOST SUNDAY – May 24 “May We Hear Your Call” 

8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Service of Holy Communion with Celtic Liturgy
Sanctuary Choir with brass and timpani

HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY – May 31 “Hear the Call”