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what to expect

Service Times: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m

Services at Messiah are full of joyful energy as we worship God!  We use the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer liturgy and a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary music. Children of all ages are in attendance and we have a "quiet room" at the back of the church if you and your child need a break during the service. We also offer a nursery during the program year.  Feel free to dress casually or to dress up. 

The 8:30 a.m. service is conducted in English and currently requires masks and social distancing. The 11 a.m. service is mask optional and social distancing is not required. At the 11 a.m. service, on alternating Sundays the Gospel is read Sga KaRen and sometimes other readings and prayers of the people are read Sga Karen.  Participation is encouraged in both English and Sga Karen languages.  We sing as a congregation at both services. 

Join us for coffee and conversation between services, beginning at approximately 9:45 a.m.


Children of all ages are always welcome in the worship service. But we also have other options:

  • A quiet room, located at the back of the sanctuary, offers additional space for parents to sit with restless children.
  • Activity bags are available for children who prefer to remain in the worship service. You will find them on a rack outside the sanctuary.
  • Babies and toddlers can play or be cared for in the nursery, which is located on the lower level across from the main stairs and staffed by at least two volunteers.

education hour for Children, Youth, and Adults

Be our guest and join us for our Sunday Educational programming for all ages. During the program year, we offer an hour of education between the services:

  • Adults gather in the Loft on the third floor for various Adult Education offerings.
  • Middle and high school students meet on the third floor for Sunday School and Bible study.
  • A toddler Sunday School in the Children's Village on the lower level, for children ages 18 months to 3 years, teaches little ones about the love of Jesus through story, song, art, and play.
  • Preschool and younger elementary school children explore God’s nature, care, and work through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based approach. These classes, held in the Children's Village on the lower level, extend into the 11:00 service, with children joining their families for communion at the end of the service at roughly 11:45.
  • Fourth and fifth graders have their own class that meets on the third floor with a curriculum focused on teaching the Bible.

All adults and youth working with children have received Safe Church training.