Join us as we learn a new hymn “Glory to God,” the new Presbyterian hymnal  “For Everyone Born”

 

The 8:30 AM Morning Celtic Worship Service is a 40-minute service with The Lord’s Supper, special music and a guided discussion about the  Scripture.

Christian Celtic worship values the everyday experience and the ways we  use our senses to praise God. We respond to God’s gifts of seeing and  tasting, hearing and feeling, and singing by offering our whole selves to God  in worship.

The Celtic tradition is a way of seeing the world. The tradition emphasizes  the goodness of creation and makes us aware of the connections of nature  with God’s creatures. Nature does not serve humankind, rather, all of  creation joins with humanity to praise God.

Join us Sunday mornings for an early morning worship service. Start your day with Celtic music and prayer and discussion about a particular Scripture. Celebration of the Lord’s Supper takes place around the Communion Table. All are invited to come and participate in this Celtic Worship experience.

The 11 AM Sunday morning worship service is a traditional Christian service. As many other Presbyterian congregations, we use a schedule of readings to guide Scripture selection for Sunday. The choir presents special music for the service, there is a sermon, and a time of sharing prayer concerns.

As participants in the worship experience at The Gayton Kirk we, as the gathered community, offer ourselves and our abilities in service to God. We sing. We dance. We pray. We make music. We preach. We serve. We are the actors on the stage before God. We are bringing ourselves to God.

We believe it is very important to welcome children as participants in worship. We have a children’s time during the morning service and we include appropriate experiences during worship for the young and old. There is a nursery with a Nursery Director provided for children ages up through five years of age.

Join us Sunday evenings at 5pm for Jazz Vespers. Scripture is read and interpreted through Jazz music (featuring our very own Jazz Trio: Tommy Witten, Joe Sarver, Ross Riddell), interpreted visually through various forms of visual art and poetry as well as small group, coffee-house-style discussion. The worship service also includes celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Stay after the service and continue the discussion over a bowl of soup and some homemade bread. A new and innovative way to experience worship at the Gayton Kirk!

MUSIC

The Kirk’s Fall Music Season is starting.  If you enjoy singing, ringing bells, playing Orff instruments, or being in the fully staged/costumed Christmas Musical, you would be most welcome to join any of our musical groups.

The Chancel Choir sings each week for the 11AM service.  The rehearsals are Thursdays 7:30PM – 9PM beginning Sept 13.   We also rehearse Sunday mornings from 10:30AM – 10:55AM.  Anyone ages 7th grade through retiree is invited to join.

The Memorial Handbells play once a month at the 11AM service. The rehearsals are Thursday nights from 6:30PM – 7:30PM beginning September 13.  The Sundays that we play, we rehearse at 9:30AM. Music reading skills and previous bell ringing are necessary requirements for this group.

The Orff Ensemble plays once a month for the 11AM service. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 11AM – Noon.   All are welcome.  No music reading skills are necessary for this group.

The Joyful Noise Makers are an Intergenerational group for all, children through Senior Citizens.   They rehearse on Sundays starting around noon for usually 30 minutes. We will be working on the Christmas Musical “The Bethlehem Project” beginning in Oct.

NEW! a Beginner Handbell Group for those who would like to learn to ring or   to improve their ringing skills.  We would need a minimum of 7 people to start this group.  Rehearsals would need to be on Tuesday evenings after 6PM or Thursday evenings at 5:30PM.

Let Debbie know if you are interested!