The Traditional Service

The 8:15 Service is also called “The Traditional Service.”

Our worship in both its diversity and its unity is an encounter with the living God through the risen Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Traditional Service at Southern Hills is rooted in the teachings of Scripture that give our worship a basic pattern that has proved itself over the centuries. This pattern goes back to worship as Jesus and his earliest disciples knew it – services in the synagogue and Jewish family worship around the meal table. It has been fleshed out by the experience and traditions of Christian congregations for two thousand years. The Traditional Service at Southern Hills will follow the time honored liturgical tradition of the Ancient Church, handed down and adapted from our Anglican forbears.

Expect a liturgical service that follows the Basic Pattern of Worship in the United Methodist Book of Worship. This service normally has four scripture readings, a homily (think: short sermon), scripted prayers, a robed chancel choir, and traditional hymns. This service does not normally offer a children’s moment.

While we always encourage everyone to wear whatever they are most comfortable worshiping God in, the clergy will very often vest (wear robes) for this service.

If you’re looking for ritual, tradition, liturgy, and reflection…this service is for you!

Sunday Mornings @ 8:15 in the Sanctuary