We seek to be a radically hospitable community grounded in worship. Learn more about our worship style, values, and special services.
At Seattle Mennonite we understand ourselves to be grounded in and formed through worship. Through this act, we orient ourselves toward God and identify ourselves with Jesus. We nurture our relationship with God and with each other, come together in prayer and praise, and we learn more about the One whom we worship. Led by our pastors and a variety of lay leaders and planners, we involve many people in the preparation and leadership.
Any Given Sunday
On any given Sunday, we sing and pray together, listen to scripture, story, and preaching, collect our offerings, and share announcements that relate to the life of our community. We follow the liturgical church calendar beginning with Advent in the weeks before Christmas, through Epiphany, Lent, Eastertide and culminating with our annual covenanting service on Pentecost, and then shifting to Ordinary Time. Our services are usually put together by a worship team which typically includes both pastoral staff and members of the congregation. Teams plan weekly worship around a theme or liturgical season. We sometimes use worship materials from the Leader worship resource from Mennonite Church USA.
Accessible and Welcoming
We strive to make worship accessible and welcoming to children, youth, and their families. Often we encourage children and youth to be involved in worship, knowing that we are not only mentoring future worship leaders, but that their contributions are valuable to our experience with God.
Special Worship Services
In addition to Sunday morning worship we have several special worship services through the year, including Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter morning “sunrise” service, and Longest Night (at the winter solstice).
Our remodeled movie theatre sanctuary allows for a space that is expansive yet simple. Artists in the congregation provide leadership in changing our visuals seasonally, evoking colors, movements, and simplicity in the place we hold sacred. The space is also designed to be multi-purpose which can be transformed into a World Crafts festival, job fair, wedding, or meeting space.