New service compliments recent Sunday schedule change
Vine Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) started recently a new Sunday communion service at 8:30 a.m. in its chapel. The service is led by one of the ministers and an elder. It aims to focus on listening for God’s word in scripture, prayer and in sharing communion. With the intention of closing the service by 8:50 a.m., participants will have time to participate in the balance of the recently revised Sunday morning schedule.
“Some of us already like the idea of beginning Sunday morning at Vine Street together with prayer and the meal of thanksgiving,” the Rev. Thomas Kleinert noted on his blog, “and we hope that others will join us on occasion or perhaps every week.”
The service compliments Vine Street’s Sunday morning schedule, which was recast in August. Following communion in the chapel, Christian education opportunities for children, teens and adults are available at 9 a.m. Then, Vine Street’s traditional worship service, which also includes weekly celebration of communion, follows at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.
About the new schedule, Thomas noted, “We have heard many positive comments, particularly about the time after [10 a.m.] worship when we gathered in Fellowship Hall. Several people appreciated the opportunity to talk with folks with whom they rarely got to exchange more than a friendly ‘Hello! How are you?’ on Sunday mornings before."