WORSHIP & MUSIC

Experience sacred worship
through prayer, song & scripture.

Our worship focuses on the challenges of contemporary life as we seek to know and follow God. Shaped by worship, we seek to share God’s grace through education, fellowship, music, and inclusive outreach ministries to those in physical and spiritual need. Beneath our similarities Idlewild members express and respect a diversity of approaches to belief. Most are seekers, confident in our beliefs but open to new revelations and deeper levels of spirituality. 

The sermons honor the best of Biblical scholarship along with the compassion of Jesus and in prayer and sacrament we find the Risen Christ present.

Music at Idlewild is a vehicle for prayer. Music’s primary expression is the participation of all who are gathered for worship. The congregation’s song is supported and embellished by organ, choir, handbells, and other musical instruments.

By following along in the worship bulletin, the first time worshipper can easily navigate the service. On a second visit, you’ll know exactly what to do.

Sanctuary Flowers

Sanctuary flowers are given in honor, celebration, or in appreciation of those we love. We appreciate your generosity in providing flowers to adorn our sanctuary for Sunday services. Click here to register.

The flower ministry makes sure there are the beautiful flowers in the Sanctuary each Sunday. On Monday the large arrangements are made into small bouquets and delivered to hospital patients and shut-ins. 

Coming up in Worship

October 31: Commitment Sunday

11 AM Worship
As a sign of our unity in Christ we will make our commitments during a special moment in worship. Be sure to bring your commitment card so that together we can join in this ritual as a collective symbol of our hope for God’s work through Idlewild.

12 PM Fried Chicken Tailgate
Gather in the church parking lot for a tailgate style picnic. Those who ordered chicken will receive their share. All are welcome to bring sides, chairs, and friends to celebrate Commitment Sunday.

1:15 PM Carillon Concert “’The Addams Family’ Clicks with the Classics”
David Caudill, Senior Carillonneur, will be playing classic Halloween tunes, favorite hymns, and classical pieces. Join us in the Garth.

November 7: The Installation of the Reverend David J. Powers

Join us this Sunday for a celebratory service marking the Reverend David J. Powers as a partner and guider of our Idlewild family. After worship, all are welcome to a socially distant reception.

November 28: Start of a new sermon series, “Do You Hear What I Hear”

November 28: Do You Hear What I Hear? Mark

December 5: Do You Hear What I Hear? Luke

December 12: Do You Hear What I Hear? Matthew

December 19: Do You Hear What I Hear? John