(10:00 am to 11:15 am, followed by a light lunch)
In many smaller, urban congregations, the primary event when most of the community gets together is Sunday morning worship. That is true for Brentwood Presbyterian.
This is a time and a place where we connect with God, with companions who are seeking to understand and practice the Christian faith in a challenging world, and with the depths of our own souls, where our well-being is being nourished by Jesus Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit.
At present, there about 40 regular attenders, with 30 of us gathering on any given Sunday morning. It makes for a welcoming, intimate community.
As you can see from the picture, we are multi-cultural. Our members and adherents come from world-wide roots – Korea, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Indonesia, Liberia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Trinidad, India, England, Germany, Poland, Scotland, and Canada.
The form of our worship is fairly traditional. We begin with a spirited singing of a couple of old Gospel favourites of the congregation. After the welcome, we greet each other with the Peace of Christ. From there, the service unfolds in three movements – Approaching God, Listening for God’s Word, and Responding to God’s Word. The whole service blends together, we usually find, to provide a rich and joyful encounter with God’s grace that nourishes us to flourish in the coming week.
Pianist Dan Reynolds, usually accompanied on the double bass by his dad, Rick, brings his own jazz touch to our mix of music.
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of every month with bread and grape juice made by members of the congregation.
We continue to be nourished immediately after worship with a light lunch in the lower hall and the conversations that happen there.
Do come and see some Sunday morning if this can be the kind of Christian community that nourishes you to flourish in the grace of Jesus Christ. That is our mission and we would love to have you be part of it.