Liturgy and Worship: The Work of the People
Worship is the hub of our life together, because there we hear and receive what God has done for us. Every church has a way of ordering its worship, called a liturgy (meaning “the work of the people”). Our liturgy draws on an ancient and global pattern rooted in the Scriptures, while maintaining an openness to the working of the Spirit among us. Worship has two parts – Word and Table – as well as shifting emphases depending on the season of the church year. Every part, and every season, immerses us in the gospel in unique ways.
Children & Families
Our children are not just the church of the future: they are the church of the present! Children are always welcome to stay in the service to pray, sing, and participate with their parents. We understand and welcome the messes, squirming, and noises that come from our littlest disciples. We do offer a cry room and nursing space adjacent to the sanctuary, as well as a nursery for babies under two years old. We also offer a safe and engaging Children’s Church for children ages two years through fifth grade during the sermon. To find out more, email Christy, our Children’s Pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We don’t want our youth to become a separate part of the church, but we also want to give them space to explore who God is and what he is doing in their lives. To that end, IAC’s youth group meets every other Sunday morning in the “Annex” across Francis Place from the main building. Youth meet together to talk, pray, and study together before coming back to the main sanctuary for communion. On weeks Youth Group doesn’t meet, they participate in service and join in with one of the awesome events our Youth team has dreamed up throughout the week! To find out more, email Jeff Norris, our Youth Pastor, at email@example.com.
Our musical worship seeks to give expression to what God has done – and is doing – in our lives in ways that go beyond mere words. We draw on a variety of musical styles, including hymns and modern worship choruses, to foster the praises of God’s people. We also host musical worship nights on occasion that give us space to soak in the goodness of God and what he has done. If you’d like to find out more about our music, or perhaps are interested in joining the music team, email our Worship Pastor Andy McGowan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving in the Liturgy
There are many ways to get more fully involved at IAC, and one of them is helping to lead various parts of our worship. We are always looking to invite people into Reading the Scriptures, leading us in the Prayers of the People, serving as a Chalice Bearer, baking bread for Communion, or being a member of the Altar Guild. If you’d like to know more about serving in any of these roles, contact Deacon Regina at email@example.com.
About International Anglican Church
At IAC, we want the gospel of Jesus Christ to define who we are and shape what we do. We are rooted in the sacred traditions of the church, passionate about the Scriptures, and utterly dependent on the Holy Spirit. We were planted in America by the Anglican Church of Rwanda and have been uniquely shaped by that relationship.
Service Times & Location
9am & 10:45am
1305 N. Union
Colorado Springs, CO 80909