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What Is Liturgy?

Welcome to Grace Sacramento Presbyterian Church. If you’re joining us for the first time or unfamiliar with the format of our service (liturgy), this “explainer” may help clarify why we do what we do. If you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to ask.

Why Liturgy?

Our worship service takes on a similar form each week. The four headings: Gathering, Word, Table and Sending are movements that have been the backbone of Christian worship from the earliest days of the church. Our worship in these four movements provide a rhythm and model for the individual Christian life and for the way we live together. The word liturgy means “the work of the people”. Our services are designed to encourage the participation of the whole congregation in worship.

Why A Call to Worship?

We believe that the worship of God is the central purpose of the church. The call to worship begins with God’s loving invitation to us. And only through this invitation, are we then prompted to respond in worship. We stand to honor God as we begin.

Kids/Youth In the Service?

At Grace, we value the inter-generational family of God. God made children in his image and the way children reflect God’s image adds to our understanding of God’s character. In the Bible, God’s people have always included all ages in worship. We welcome children into our worship as a vital part of the body of Christ and our worship. Children (K-5th) join in worship from the start of service and then are dismissed for a special GraceKids time to learn from the Word of God. Youth are encouraged to stay through the entirety of the service.

The Church Calendar

The start of the church year: the First Sunday of Advent (colors in clockwise order beginning with Advent).  

Purple: Advent (Dec 3-Dec 24, 2023)
Gold/White: Epiphany (Dec 25-Jan 6, 2024)
Green: Epiphanytide (Jan 6-Feb 13)
Purple: Lent (Feb 14-Mar 30)
Gold/White: Easter/Eastertide (Mar 31-May 18)
Red: Pentecost (May 19)
Gold/White: Trinity Sunday (May 26)
Green: Ordinary Time (Jun 2-Nov 17)
Gold/White: All Saints Day (Nov 3); Christ the King (Nov 24)


2023-24 church calendar

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The church calendar available for download