Sunday Worship at NIMMO UMC
“Feed My Sheep.”
That’s what Jesus commissioned Peter to do as recorded in John Chapter 21. Weekly Christian worship in a group setting is the quintessential element in this “feeding” process. As the original disciples spread out to feed the sheep, they formed “churches,” which were actually groups of new followers who met to be fed. Specifically, they gathered to learn about and worship God. Over two thousand years later, the body of Christ, also known as the Christian church, is still feeding the sheep. We gather each Sunday morning to feed and be fed. We do this through scripture, praise, singing, prayer, listening to instrumental and vocal music, and participating in liturgical elements from the canon of Christian worship. We have two different services as detailed below.
Traditional Worship 11am Sunday Mornings: If you enjoy a structured, liturgical service with traditional hymns sung to pipe organ and piano accompaniment, then this is the service for you. We gather at 11:00AM each Sunday morning in our historic sanctuary. We have a vocal choir that sings weekly and a handbell choir that provides special music on periodic Sundays. Our normal liturgy includes the Apostle’s Creed, the Gloria Patri, scripture readings, the Doxology, the Lord’s Prayer, congregational responses, pastoral prayer, and a sermon. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. This service offers an opportunity to “feed” as well as “be fed.” Ushers, acolytes, choir members, and liturgists are all necessary to enable the proper and successful delivery of this service. So please come to feed and be fed. You’ll want to come back for more. This service is live-streamed via Facebook & here.
Less Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday Mornings: If, on the other hand, you enjoy a less formal service without a vocal choir, and with fewer elements of a full liturgical service, you may feel more comfortable at our earlier service at 8:30AM. We will still gather in the historic sanctuary. There won’t be drums or electric guitars. But there will be music, singing, scripture readings, prayers, and a sermon. Consequently, you will indeed “be fed.” There are also opportunities to serve and “feed” our flock at this service. It requires ushers, liturgists and those willing to perform special vocal and instrumental music (solos or small ensembles). Holy Communion is offered every Sunday. So, if you are an early bird, or have a preference for this format of worship, please join us at 8:30. This service could be habit forming.
Worship Outside or From Your Car 9:45am Sunday Mornings: We welcome you to enjoy non-traditional worship with us every Sunday at 9:45am. This simple service include praise songs, prayer, scripture, a message, and communion every Sunday. We worship rain or shine. Our outdoor service can be enjoyed over the radio in your car as well.
A note on Holy Communion
As a United Methodist Church, we have an open communion table where all are invited and welcome to experience God’s unconditional love and grace. Our “cup” is of the grape, but alcohol free. We offer gluten-free bread for those who so desire.