Worship

Worship

At Good Sam, we worship the Triune God in a variety of expressions, with and without words. We experience God’s beauty and power in liturgy, music, art, nature, action and silence.

Schedule of Services

Sunday Liturgy

8am Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

A quiet service spoken in Elizabethan English (Rite I in the Book of Common Prayer)

9am Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall)

Coffee, tea, snacks, conversation, and a fireplace

9:45 – 10:15am Godly Play (Education Wing)

A Montessori-based approach to Sunday School
More about Godly Play »

10am – 12pm Nursery (Education Wing)

Nursery care is available from September to June
More about the nursery »

10:30am Choral Eucharist (Sanctuary)

A traditional service accompanied by full choirs and organ
More about choir »

11:45am Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall)

Coffee, tea, snacks, conversation, and a fireplace

7pm Sung Compline or Taizé Prayer (Sanctuary)

A contemplative, candlelit service in song
More about Sung Compline and Taizé »

Wednesday Liturgy

10am Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

A quiet, spoken midweek service

Retirement Homes

Timberhill

Third Sunday of the month at 6:15pm
Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist with hymns

Samaritan Village

Every Monday at 10:30am
Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Conifer House

Most Sundays at lunchtime
Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist with hymns

I’m new. What should I know?

As you enter the church, an usher will hand you a leaflet to guide you through the service. Find a seat anywhere you like.

The hymns in the leaflet can be found in the blue hymnal in front of your seat. Hymns with an S in front of their number can be found toward the front of the book.

During the service, people around you may stand, kneel, or bow at different times. Don’t worry about them: just let the worship and community carry you, and do what feels comfortable.

In our church, everyone is welcome to partake of the Eucharist.

Do you have a prayer request? When you go to the front to receive the bread and wine, look for the people standing to the side (usually on the left). They’re there to pray with you.

On your way out, you’ll have a chance to say hello to our clergy. You’re also welcome to join us after Sunday morning services for coffee, tea and snacks in the fellowship hall.