If this is your first visit to Central, welcome. If not, welcome back.
Our Service of Worship begins each Sunday @ 10:00 am.
What Should I Expect?
Before the Service
When you enter the church, our greeters will be there to welcome you.
We follow all CovID-19 protocols.
As such, you will need to register upon entry. Masks are required whenever you are inside the church building and hand sanitizer is available both at the door and in the pews. We are capping our capacity at 50% of our sanctuary capacity. This is accomplished by the closure of every second row of pews. We ask that, when you sit down, you maintain 2m of distance between you and any person not in your household.
Our Service of Worship
There is a basic pattern that we generally follow, but we don’t necessarily have a strict order of service. Most of the time, variations from that pattern are highlighted in the bulletin.
We generally start with a greeting and prayer from Aubrey, our minister. After his greeting, we often have a couple of quick announcements from members of the congregation, highlighting specific up-coming events or celebrating the success of recent events.
After announcements, we move into praise. We generally start this with a song. Sometimes, it’s led by the Praise Team, sometimes it’s a hymn sung by the choir. After that first song, the Praise Team and Choir lead us in song as we sing two or three more.
You will be invited to, if you choose, stand during the praise period. This service of worship is your service of worship, so please do whatever is most comfortable and whatever works best for you.
Our Prayer Song
Our final praise song is our prayer song. Prior to this song, the children from pre-school to grade 5 are invited to go out back for KidZone, our Sunday School program. Everyone is seated for the prayer song. We sing a couple of verses; Aubrey prays, and we finish with the final verse.
After the prayer song, we enter into the scriptures. This is where Aubrey reads from the Bible, to share the gospel with us and gives us the message. Aubrey’s message brings the scripture to life explaining how we can apply it to live productive, loving, Christian lives in our modern world.
Prior to Covid-19, at some point during the service, we would collect our offering.
This is very much a part of our worship. God blesses us in so much abundance and this is our opportunity to share that blessing. The money collected supports our work spreading the good news in many ways. It may be as simple as paying the bills and keeping the lights on or it may support our efforts to feed those who struggle in our community and around the World.
Alas, even this has been changed by Covid-19. We have metal pail at the back of the church. We ask that, on your way out after church, you place your offerings in the pail.
After Aubrey’s message, we generally end with one more song.
Before Covid-19, we invited everyone to join us in the hall for coffee and fellowship. This was where friendships were born and where we really became a family in Christ. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has changed all that.
One day, God willing, we will return to this practice. In the meantime, we ask that you leave the church after the service.
So, Welcome to Central. We’re glad you’re here and we hope and pray that this will be a wonderful experience for you. If you want a taste of Aubrey’s message, here’s our latest sermon.