830am Lectionary Service

Luke 4:16–17
16 And Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him.

What is a Lectionary Service?

For those seeking a traditional musical style of worship experience and desire to gather in a space called “a sanctuary,” join us at 8:30am in Church of the Valley’s sanctuary.  Our COV choir regularly sings.  On occasion, special musical performances are provided by our Celebration Ringers Handbell Group, Gospel Larks, COV Winds, and our COV Brass.

What Can I Expect?

One can park on either side of sanctuary located in the nearest parking lot to the outer highway 18 by entering Wakita Blvd or Standing Rock Avenue.  Located next to the original “brown” chapel, which is best visible from Wakita Blvd, the sanctuary bells regularly sound with seasonal Christian hymns.  Childcare is not offered regularly at this service.  However, we do have a Narthex (extended entryway) with windows looking into the sanctuary.  Parents are very welcome to watch their children in the Narthex while watching the service through the windows.  By contacting Kim Heck (KimhCOV@churchofthevalley.net) during regular office hours (Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm), we can prepare a space for you and your child(ren) to enjoy that accommodation.

Luke 4:16–17 

This passage of scripture indicates that there was a type of planned reading of scripture to be used for those gathered for worship.  The scroll of Isaiah was handed to Jesus.  Jesus didn’t select Isaiah to be read but rather it was given to Him to read because it was on the schedule to be read that morning.  The early church continued a similar system of reading scripture each Sunday.  Today that system is called, “The Lectionary.”  It is argued by some that by following the scheduled readings of the lectionary on Sunday morning, one can hear most of the Bible preached every three years.