We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music ministry, liturgy, preaching and the celebration of the sacraments. We believe that worship is a time to gather as a community of believers and give praise and thanks to God for the gift of His grace.
How Do Moravians Worship?
The Moravian church is liturgical, meaning we celebrate the church seasons and use the common lectionary (assigned weekly Bible passages used by most mainline Protestant churches). We use liturgy which is a structured prayer that follows a theme comprised of appropriate scriptures and hymns. Liturgy helps us keep the focus of our worship on God, allowing everyone to participate in worship, and feel a sense of unity with those who have gone before us and with the greater Church.
Music is at the core of Moravian worship. We are blessed with outstanding musicians and choirs. We love to sing!
Worship is a gathering of all ages, we encourage children to be active participants in worship.
How Do Moravians Practice the Sacraments?
Like most Protestant Churches the Moravian Church practices the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
Moravian’s believe that baptism is the entry into the life of faith in Christ. Unlike many churches, Moravians are not rigid about the “means” of baptism. We recognize those baptized in other Christian traditions. Though we most often practice infant baptism, we respect an individual choice as to when baptism will occur.
In the Moravian Church we practice an open communion. This means that anyone who professes Jesus as Lord and Savior is welcome to join with us at the Lord’s Table. This includes adults and children from other church traditions. If they take communion in their church we welcome them to join us. Children in our church begin taking communion when they indicate a desire to participate.