Worship is the heart of our experience here at NDPC. It nourishes our spirits and prepares us to take our best selves out into the world. Our worship has traditional elements of liturgy, with a creative and relaxed feel. Sermons are smart and engaging. Music is diverse, accompanied mostly by piano and organ. Dress is come-as-you are. There are many ways to volunteer in worship and most don’t require much time.
Usher – At both the 8:30 and 11:00 services, ushers pass out bulletins and collect the offering. Ushers arrive a few minutes early to get instructions and stay a few minutes after worship to straighten the pews.
Head Usher – For both Sunday services, the head usher arrives 30 minutes before worship to get the sanctuary ready and stays 30 minutes after worship to close up. Instructions and training are provided.
Usher Coordinator – The usher coordinator assigns dates quarterly, but ushers arrange their own changes.
Lay Liturgist – The liturgist helps lead the congregation in the responsive readings at the beginning of 11:00 worship. You meet with the pastor 30 minutes prior to worship to go over any instructions.
Word in Worship Leader – This person works with the coordinator to provide a child-centered reflection before the sermon.
Flowers Donations – We welcome fresh flowers from your yard or a store-bought bouquet, simple or fancy. There are no requirements for size or type of arrangement.
Communion Preparation – This person arrives 30 minutes early to set up for communion. Bread and juice are provided.
Did you know? Our communion bread is from Pure Knead Bakery.
It is Gluten Free • Dairy/Casein Free • Egg Free • Fish Free • Peanut Free
Soy Free • Shellfish Free • Tree Nut Free • Vegan.
We want our communion table to be as inclusive as possible.
We Welcome Feedback – The Worship Committee would love to hear about any experiences you have visiting other churches while traveling or just being curious. Save bulletins, take notes or visit with another NDPC friend and tell us. Let us know what you liked, what felt welcoming, etc. We’ll arrange a time to hear your feedback and maybe use the ideas to make NDPC the place you want to be every Sunday!
All of the activities listed above are great ways to get involved and to serve NDPC. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Updated July 9, 2019