How We Worship

Worship has been described by visitors as “traditional, but progressive.” We like this description! You might not hear a praise band at Wayside, but you will hear the progressive message Jesus teaches us: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

We extend an extravagant welcome to all those wanting to hear the Good News!

Worship with us on Sundays at 10:00 am.


“No matter who you are, or where you on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

Art from our 25th anniversary celebration worship service of being Open and AffirmingWelcome

Wayside people come from a variety of faith traditions.  The Service of Worship includes traditional elements, while being flexible enough to encourage creative expressions of faith.  We are a community that enjoys being together but we welcome newcomers to share and to add to the conversation.

Our Choir singing on Sunday morning.Music

For any given service, music may be traditional church tunes with inclusive lyrics;  children’s music;  music from a variety of cultures and faith traditions; vocal music performed by our choir or soloists;  sacred music performed on piano, flute, piccolo, viola or a visiting bell choir.  Our Choir gifts us with their musical talents September through June during the 10:00 am service.

Scripture

A reading from a translation of the Holy Bible is always central to our Worship Service.  Most of our people do not take the Bible literally – but we all take the Bible seriously.

Message, Prayer, and Communion

Following the readings we listen to the sermon, though occasionally a message from a church member is given. We pray The Lord’s Prayer together each Sunday, and worshipers are encouraged to use the language they feel comfortable using.  We celebrate Holy Communion once a month with grape juice and bread (gluten-free options available). 

believeJoys and Concerns

In our church family, we listen and support one another with prayer and in other ways through times of sorrow and struggle. At most Worship Services, we take time to share both our concerns and our joys, to ask our church community to pray for or rejoice with us.

Benediction

As our worship service comes to a close, we go on our way rested, refreshed, blessed and ready to serve!

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!