Sunday Morning Worship
Often special musicians also play for Sunday morning worship, such as these photos from a "Jazz Sunday Worship" summer 2019.
Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 AM. After holding services remotely via Zoom since March 2020, we are thrilled to be resuming in-person worship for July 2021. Masks required, and those entering the sanctuary for worship imply that they are fully vaccinated against Covid. Online worship through Zoom will also continue to be offered. Windows & doors will be open for ventilation. Members are asked to wear name tags & visitors asked to register (in case contact-tracing is needed). Maine no longer has social distancing requirements. However there will still not be congregational singing, nor passing communion or offering plates around the sanctuary.
The church bell is rung at the start of in-person services. Worship follows an Order of Service, beginning with a Prelude and ending with a Postlude, provided by Music Director Christina Spurling -either on the grand piano or the organ.
The Sermon is in the middle,
and usually the Scriptures
are based on the "Lectionary"
texts. Unison readings by
the congregation include the
special "Peace Affirmation"
and "The Lord's Prayer."
The Call to Worship is often
a "Responsive" Readings. A "Moment for Mission" is highlighted weekly. The Deacon of the month lifts up a "Friend of the Week" to whom a card is sent. At the end of worship, after recording ends, Prayer Joys & Concerns are shared.
The Somesville Union Meeting House congregation highly values music, and has been blessed with gifted and accomplished Music Directors. The late Jamie Hagedorn was the church's Music Director before Christina Spurling came in May 2017. Hagedorn had also directed the Acadia Choral Society. Church members and friends have not only sung for our Church Choir, but for the Acadia Choral Society and for Evensong (a hospice choral group for Hancock County).
Many of the members of the Acadia Handbell Choir also belong to our church. The Parish House is the location for rehearsals, and the handbells are stored in our facilities.