WHO IS THIRD?

OUR VISION

Third Church is a family of faith continually renewed by the gospel to love God, each other, our neighbors, and the world. Love Renews.

SERVICE TIME

9:30 AM

SUNDAYS AT THIRD

We believe that God invites us to worship, brings us together, grows us through the teaching of His Word, and calls us to respond.  This is reflected in our rhythms of worship.

(Worship Service is drawn from Psalm 22, 60, 95, 103,146, & Isaiah 6)

WORSHIP IS:

  1. Directed to God for His glory: All of worship focuses on God and seeks His glory above all and in all things.
     

  2. Gospel-Centered: We can worship God because of the cleansing power of His love and forgiveness shown in Jesus. We enter worship in light of that power and further experience the reality of that power within the service. 
     

  3. Dialogical and Discipling: the rhythms of worship (invitation to worship, response of praise, confession, assurance, greeting, preaching, giving…) present a dialogue between God and His people in which God disciples/forms His people more and more into His likeness.
     

  4. Authentic Testimony:  Worship involves telling honest stories of our sin and feelings of estrangement from God, and God’s restorative response of love, grace, and forgiveness in our lives.
     

  5. An Experience of the Divine: In worship we experience the warmth and welcoming presence of the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thus, we can say with delight “Surely God is in this place!” 

Worship starts at 9:30am and typically lasts an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.

 

The service will be live streamed for home worship.

WHAT TO EXPECT
(COVID-19)
  • Face masks/coverings are now optional. 

  • If you feel sick or have a fever stay home.

  • Please maintain social distancing and do not sit directly in front of or behind someone else. Up to 2 households may sit together.

  • Fellowshipping outside is encouraged. 

  • The three main double doors and handicap ramp door will be unlocked. All other doors will remain locked.

  • Please sign-in as you enter. (If there is an exposure or outbreak, we can ensure that you are notified.)

  • A copy of the Worship Order will be available on your way into the sanctuary. Children’s Bulletins are also available.

  • Hand sanitizer is available in multiple locations, and bathrooms are accessible for hand washing.

  • The front blowers are turned on during the service to help with air flow.

  • Nursery as well as Children & Worship is provided. Children will be excused for Children & Worship during the service.

  • Offering bags are available at the entryways for your offering, or you can mail in your check or give online.

  • When we take communion, individually wrapped containers will be available on your way into the sanctuary.

  • Church Mailboxes will only be used for specific office communication. (If you would like to put something in someone’s mailbox, please make arrangements with the office.)

  • All information for the service is emailed and projected on the screen.

  • The service is live streamed for home worship.

 
 
OUR VALUES
CORE VALUES

Hospitality: In giving His Son God revealed His deep desire to welcome everyone into His family. We reflect that deep welcome by opening ourselves to others and inviting them into our lives.

Service: In the washing of the disciples’ feet, Jesus called us to a life of humble service. We live out that service by being the hands and feet of Jesus and bringing ministries of mercy to others.

Evangelism: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8) We share this good news of God’s redeeming love found only in Jesus with each other, our neighbors, and the world. 

Fellowship: Through Jesus’ sacrifice and the work of the Holy Spirit, God brought us into deep and restorative fellowship with himself; this fellowship is greatly experienced within the family of God. We enjoy deep, restorative fellowship and community with God when we gather together as a family of faith. 

ASPIRATIONAL VALUES

Culturally Engaged: Throughout His word God reveals the ways he attends to all times and places with the good news of the gospel. We seek to attend to and understand today’s time and context so that we can better share the good news of the gospel with a hurting world.

Vulnerability: Through His incarnation and crucifixion Jesus knows all of who we are and took all our shame and guilt away, which frees us to expose and confess all of who we are to Him and to each other.

LEARN MORE ABOUT US

Learn more about the various Ministries available.

Listen to sermons that are available online.