Update on Covid-19
We have reopened our building but are currently suggesting masks for indoor activities. We are encouraging social distancing where appropriate and using all hygiene and sanitization precautions.
Our worship is now hybrid, so you can join us in person or on Zoom. If you would like to participate in Zoom worship please contact us at email@example.com and we will ensure you receive the information you need. We will also be posting our recorded worships on the Our Worship page.
Blessings to all of you. We hope you will join us.
Due to the length of our worship videos, they may take a minute or two to load. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you enjoy worshiping with us in this way.
If you would like to worship with us live, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note our children are involved in our weekly worship, but we do not include these recordings in our videos to protect their safety.
Our Autumn Season:
Cycles of Living
The liturgy is the order of worship we use each Sunday in worship. It changes seasonally but will usually include:
the ringing of Tibetan Singing Bowls
all children bringing candles to place on our cairn
children participating in communion
children dancing and twirling on the labyrinth
a message for our children
every Sunday sharing bread (always gluten free) and juice (or water for those with allergies) to remember the centrality of the meals Jesus shared with friend and stranger during his ministry and his final meal with the disciples
prayer stations, movement, hands on activities are often part of our worship, sometimes in the outdoor baptistry area
sharing our joys and concerns as a community
music by our choir, our band, soloists or small ensembles
traditional and not-so-traditional hymns and songs, all with progressive theology and inclusive language
prayers, litanies, scripture, other readings and sermon
the Lord’s Prayer or sometimes what we call the Disciple’s Prayer, when our members write the Lord’s Prayer in language that is more accessible for today
Each season (summer, winter, spring and fall) we create a new liturgy based around a theme chosen and explored by a small group at Cairn. Recent themes have been “These Walls Will Fall”, “Heaven to Earth: Its Complicated”, “Being Disciples”, “Campfire Community”, “Lift Up Your Voice”, “Earthen Vessels: Spirit Filled”, “Rooted and Growing”, “Pilgrimage of Hope: Journeying with the Stranger”, “Leaf by Leaf”, “Finding the Holy in Emptiness”, “Illuminate”.
We can set up our sanctuary in the round, encircling the hand painted labyrinth, or with our pews facing the front. Each Seasonal Group decides on the configuration and on the set up and decoration to match the theme. In this way our space, our theme and our liturgy work together to impact us holistically, body, mind and spirit as we seek connection, meaning, inspiration, comfort and healing.
Always present are the cairn, the cross, the welcome table for communion, the pulpits for reading and preaching, candles, singing bowls and the labyrinth, each one an important Christian symbol or symbol specific to the Cairn community. We also use our screens to display images, artwork, symbols and color to enhance our worship experience. Our baptistry is for immersion baptism or sprinkling and is located outside, through the glass doors at the front of our sanctuary.