Worship

Come Rejoice with Us!

Worship at South Joplin Christian Church

We are worshiping in person every Sunday at 10:45 at PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3100 N. St. Louis Ave., Joplin.  

Worship | 10:45 AM 

MUSIC: Our worship is informal and intergenerational. We offer a blend of traditional and contemporary music and augment the service with selections from our adult vocal and handbell choirs as well as children’s bell choir.

PRAYER: During the Prayers of the People, you are invited to light candles at stations provided for your spiritual reflection and enrichment, or to sit in quiet meditation. 

COMMUNION: We believe the practice of Communion is central to worship, and offer an open Table to all. It is our opportunity to remember, receive, and practice the grace that reconciles us continually to God and to one another. Everyone (children, adults, members, non-members, seekers, everyone) is invited to come forward to one of two stations to receive the bread and cup (individual serving) and exchange the Peace of Christ with the servers. Servers will bring the elements to those who prefer to be served at their seat.

MISSION CHALLENGE: A challenge is offered at the end of the service to remind us that worship is the prelude to serving Christ, and we go forth to serve, empowered by the Spirit.

CHILDREN: We welcome and celebrate the presence of children in our worship, and offer moderate supplies (reading material, worksheets and coloring pencils) at the back south corner of the sanctuary. Elementary age children are welcome to light the Christ Candle following brief training.

Children ages 3 and a half through grade 2 are invited to a special worship environment geared to teach and facilitate learning at an age-appropriate level through the program known as “Children Worship and Wonder.” Sessions are offered weekly at 10:45AM except the third Sunday of the month in the designated room to the right of the sanctuary doors. For more detail about the curriculum and methodology, please view the videos linked below.

Children in 2nd through 6th grade are dismissed after the Offertory during worship to attend Kids Church for an abbreviated lesson and activity in the classroom adjacent to the Fellowship Hall, with the exception of the third Sunday of the month when all children are invited to worship with their families in the sanctuary. 

NURSERY: With apology, our nursery is currently not staffed, however the room allows visual and audible access to the sanctuary so parents may be in the room with their children and view the service. The nursery/cry rooom is located to the left of the sanctuary entrance.

CHOIRS:  Chancel Choir for adults meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM in the sanctuary. Children’s bell choir for kids age Pre-K through 5th grade rehearses at 10:15AM on the Third Sunday of the month in the sanctuary and plays that day for worship at 10:45AM. Newcomers always welcome!

 

 

Children Worship & Wonder (Part 1)

Children Worship & Wonder (Part 2)

Sermons at South Joplin Christian Church

You are invited to worship with us live on Sunday mornings at 10:45 on our YouTube Channel or on Facebook, or to watch recordings of prior services at your convenience. Thanks for listening!
 

Sermon Contents Copyright of Rev. Dr. Colleen Carroll.