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WHAT TO EXPECT

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At Church of the Apostles, you can expect a warm welcome as well as a vibrant and rich worship experience. Since we use an Anglican style of worship, our liturgy (the order and expression of our worship) is reverent and participatory.

“Liturgy is a dialogue, a divine drama, in which we are invited to be the actors. We become a part of God’s story. We sing God’s songs. We discover lost ancestors. And their story becomes our story.” Shane Claiborne

Our service is divided into two parts: the first focuses on Scripture reading, a sermon, prayer, and confession (Liturgy of the Word) and the second portion centers on Holy Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper (Liturgy of the Table). The liturgy invites us to embrace the mystery of faith and to connect with the Church’s ancient foundation of belief in a current context. We pray that in worshipping with us, you will encounter the living God who guides, restores, heals, and transforms our lives with the potential to change our communities and the world – He “makes all things new.”

We use the 1979 Book of Common Prayer for our worship services, sometimes supplementing with liturgies from other Anglican provinces. We are still developing our unique worship music and musical/vocal ensemble, seeking to create a fresh and unique sound with a “Kansas City feel.”

Since we are an intentional multi-generational faith community, you will see all ages equally valued, celebrated, and participating in worship. In an interview in 2009, Dallas Willard emphasized the importance of celebrating each stage of life in a church setting:

We need to nurture real community and being part of the Body… It’s a tragedy that we have lost the sense of multi-generational community.

Finally, one of the most important things to know about Church of the Apostles is that we have a GREAT time together…expect a lot of joy and quite a bit of laughter.

We invite you to come and see…to find a place to belong even if you are searching or do not yet “believe.”

FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN