This page includes anything a COS worship leader could ever want: links to song lists and liturgies, a list of services and times, and other resources. It is a work in progress. Email Larry Figueroa if you have any questions.

Seasons and Services

  • Advent The four Sundays leading up to Christmas
    • Lessons & Carols (6pm) Usually held on the Sunday after the Calvin L&C
    • Christmas Eve (5pm) A family-friendly service that often includes drama
    • Christmas Eve (11pm) Traditional candlelight service
    • Christmas Day (10am) Relaxed family-friendly service with lots of carol singing
  • Christmastide The services that fall within the “12 days of Christmas”
    • New Year’s Eve (7pm) A service of remembrance
  • Epiphany 5-7 weeks celebrating Christ’s childhood and ministry
  • Lent 6 weeks of penitence leading to the cross
    • Ash Wednesday (7pm) Remember our mortality, including the imposition of ashes
    • Maundy Thursday (7pm) A service of the upper room that may include passover and tenebrae elements
    • Good Friday (12:15pm) A short services of readings from the cross, usually with dancers
    • Easter Vigil (8:30pm) Started in 2010 by Len Vander Zee, this is a service of readings, singing and meditation on the history of salvation, starting with the lighting of the Easter candle and (when there are candidates) ending in baptism.
  • Eastertide 7 Sundays following Easter
    • Easter evening testimony service (6pm)
    • Ascension Sunday – we don’t celebrate Ascension differently than any other Sunday in Eastertide, but that’s not to say that we can’t
  • Pentecost Season Pentecost Sunday, followed by two different liturgies, each used for 5-9 weeks
    • Pentecost evening testimony service (6pm)
  • Trinity Season Two liturgies that last 5-9 weeks each
    • Thanksgiving (10am)
  • Periodic services and service elements
    • Family Communion
    • Baptism
    • Commissioning
    • Profession of Faith