South End United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 18, 2017
5042 Edmondson Pike Nashville 37211
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Worship

 

Non - Traditional Worship                                                                                                                        

First Wednesday of the month  --  6:15 pm

 
 
        
 
  •    Singing  [familiar contemporary songs and some traditional hymns]   
  •   Scripture  
  •   Interactive meditation [with images, video clips]
  •   Prayer time 
      

                                     

 Sunday Morning Worship  --  10:30 am. 

 

      

                                                                                                
 
Our Sunday Morning service can be described as a traditional liturgy with the flexibility to provide an authentic worship experience for all ages.
  • The music (instrumental and sung) represents a variety of musical styles.  
  • You will find youth and adult lay liturgists leading the congregation in prayer and scripture reading.
  • Children, youth and adults serve as trained acolytes. 
  • Just prior to the sermon, the pastor gathers the children to the front of the sanctuary for a short children's meditation, after which the  younger ones may leave the sanctuary with supervising adults. 
  • The service includes a time for the public sharing of joys and concerns to be included in the prayers of the people. 
  • Prayer candles in the sanctuary are available for lighting by anyone before and during the service.  
 
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month.  People of all ages and traditions who are seeking the love of God through Jesus Christ are invited to partake of the sacrament.
 
Often on the “fifth” Sundays through out the year, we celebrate a time of hymn singing and witness in the place of the sermon. 
 
 

Children and Worship:

 
Children learn to worship by worshiping! We are glad they are in our midst!
 
We encourage children to be present with their families, at least through the time of the children’s meditation. Following that part of the service, the younger ones are welcome to leave the sanctuary with supervising adults.
 
Worship packets for the children can be found at the entrance tonn the sanctuary. Each packet contains crayons and  an activity sheet relating to the scripture lesson or theme of the service.
 
Children are invited to partake in the sacrament of Holy Communion
The United Methodist Book of Worship states, "All who intend to lead a Christian life, and their children, are invited to receive the bread and the cup.  We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive.
 
Through their years in Sunday School and then Confirmation, our children learn about the many levels of meaning and symbolism of  the sacrament, but they experience being a part of the of faith community at the table, witnessing their parents and many other adults kneeling to receive the elements in humility and with reverence, long before they can articulate any understanding of this wonderful mystery of faith.
 
We provide child care for infants and young children during the worship service and during the Sunday School hour.