Madison Christian Community


"So then a Sabbath rest still remains for the people of God; for those who enter
God's rest also cease from their labors as God did. Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest." (Hebrews 4:9-11)

Worship is the practice of "stepping away" from the pattern and press of daily life to intentionally love God. In doing so, the disciple gains a deeper understanding and experience of the majesty, mercy and mystery of God. In worship we praise God for being God, for being our God!

The disciple can "step away" from the routine of the moment to honor God in numerous ways: through participation in the public event of a worship service; through the creative act of art, drama, dance, craft, music and song; through listening to a sermon to receiving the sacrament; through an encounter of God in the beauty of creation, and more

While "worship" is more than what we often mean by the word "worship," the maturing disciple acknowledges that the act of corporate worship within the context of a celebrating congregation is key and necessary to a disciple's walk and life of devotion.

As a discipleship congregation, we seek to provide meaningful worship for the community. We encourage one another to worship regularly. We will offer alternative worship opportunities at times other than Sundays.

Worship at Advent
Lutheran Church

Worship During the School Year
10:15 am September - May

Advent Lutheran, ELCA

Summer Sunday Worship:
 9:30 am Memorial Day-Labor Day
Worships in the Blessing Room

Unique and Creative Worship
Advent is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and its worship reflects this tradition in unique and creative ways. Aside from inclusive versions of services from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book, services at Advent also feature alternative liturgies such as the Chicago Folk Mass, African Freedom Mass and liturgies created by members of the congregation. Many members contribute their musical, artistic and leadership talents to make worship lively and invigorating. A special children’s message is included in every service. We celebrate communion on the first and third Sunday of every month and invite all of God’s children to the table. Advent worships in the Blessing Room.

Gluten-Free Communion Bread
As a sign of welcome and the unity we share as Christ’s body, in MCC worship services all communion bread is gluten-free bread.  While grape juice is available for those who need it, we also celebrate communion with local wines as a reminder of God’s work in our lives through the means of creation.

Confirmation Hymn
2016 Confirmation Hymn
Text by Rev. Nick Utphall
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Advent To Go
2016 Summer Bible Readings & Prayers
Amid busy lives and vacations and full weekends,
you may find summer a hard time to make it to worship and may be missing your church community. This booklet has the Gospel readings and prayers of the day for each week through Labor Day (though some will change as we have shared MCC services—watch for updates). If you can’t be in worship, take the booklet with you, do some Bible reading wherever you find yourself, maybe have some conversation about it, and join in prayer!
Click here to download this resource.

All Communion Bread to be Gluten-Free
After some discussion, the Advent Worship committee has decided to uniformly provide only gluten-free bread at all communion services. The worship contact for communion Sunday will ensure that the person responsible for setting up communion will provide only gluten-free bread.

MCC Community Worship
While the majority of worship services are simultaneous but separate gatherings for Hope and for Advent, we also worship together throughout the year, combining the strengths of our different traditions and being enriched by traditions other than our own. Last year, we shared 36 worship services, from midweek in summer and Lent to festivals of Christmas and Holy Week, from special services for Thanksgiving and celebrations to youth-led Sunday services and World Communion Sunday. team of MCC worship team members comes together to plan each service keeping in mind special occasions and themes as they present themselves. We invite people of all denominations and ages to the communion table. We have an active music program with a number of pianists and special music contributions.

Prairie Roots
Formerly known as "Prairie Reckoning"
We have chosen a new name that reflects who we currently are and what we currently do: we play "roots" music (country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues) that is rooted in our Christian faith. In addition, we like the symbolism - knowing the amazingly deep and complex root systems of prairies.

WorshipWorship at Community of Hope, UCC
Worship During the School Year
10:15 am September -- May

Community of Hope, UCC
     Worships in the Covenant Room

Ecumenical, Inclusive Worship
Community of Hope was formed by individuals representing many different denominations. Being by nature ecumenical, we have made use of many different resources and traditions over time. We currently use a fairly regular and language inclusive worship format but write the prayers and texts to work with the theme of the day. Some of the services are written by the COH worship team. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month and believe that Christ invites all of God’s children to his table. The services are lead by lay members who also contribute children’s sermons, special music, altar decorations, and occasionally the adult sermons. Members have also written liturgies that celebrate major events in the lives of individual members. Our care and love for each other is palpable in our worship and we are excited to welcome you in our midst.

Children are welcome in worship. Child care is also provided.

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Sundays at 10:15 am

7118 Old Sauk Road
Madison, WI 53717