10:00 am Sunday
Every Sunday we gather to worship God, the Father through the Son empowered by the Holy Spirit. Worship is an offering of ourselves in praise to the God who made us, sustains us, and loves us. In the most simple of terms, worship is an acknowledgement of who God is and what the Lord has done. We serve a loving and majestic God, and we seek to reflect those realities in our worship together. Our worship, with the prayers, hymns and message, seeks to invigorate our relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
We have a service of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
When you arrive you will see people dressed both casually and formally and encounter people from various parts of the Rutland area as well as Proctor. Our worship includes a variety of hymns, accompanied by Eddie Wilkin, our choir director and interim pianist, while we give voice to our love for God with the singing of the hymns.
The Union Church of Proctor follows the Narrative Lectionary which celebrates each Gospel in one of the four-year cycle. This year we are in the Gospel of Matthew.
Advent & Christmas
Advent is a special season in our church year...a season of anticipation (even though we know what the outcome is going to be!) and waiting "to hears the angels sing." While in the secular world, the new beginning is on January 1st, for Christians the new year begins with the birth of Jesus Christ.
And, in many ways, it is a new birth for us, also. Advent should give us time to look at ourselves and decide what to keep and what to jettison. Of course, the problems is that the 'season' is filled with anxiety and tension with 24/7 commercials about buying, buying, buying.
Advent is a season of rest, leading up to the birth...the journey of Mary & Joseph to Bethlehem, the birth and how it affects everyone around them in the countryside.
Advent Sundays are December 2 (Hope), 9 (Love), 16 (Joy), 23 (Peace) with a special candle lighting at each service.
Christmas Eve Service is Monday, December 24th @ 8:00P.M....with all in attendance in a circle ringing the sanctuary, with a candle, lights drawn down and singing "Silent Night". Very moving!
Lots of great music during this celebartion of birth.
It should affect us too! Blessings to you and yours...may your gift (to yourself) be peace.
Please come and join us!