Gatherings & Services
Jesus' people gathered together... The Church
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching. — Hebrews 10:25
Our main gatherings as the Church are
Sunday mornings, 10:00
Wednesday mornings, 6:30
Thursday nights, 7:00
At Countryside, we are a fellowship of believers whose desire is to worship and magnify our Lord Jesus Christ and be conformed to His image by the Holy Spirit. To this end, we gather throughout the week for worship, prayer, communion, Bible study and fellowship. (Acts 2:42) If you missed a study, you can listen or download it from our audio library.
Worship is essential to being formed into Christ’s likeness. Come worship throughout the week with songs of celebration and praise, spiritual songs, contemplative hymns and quiet solitude, the Lord's Supper, the reading of and teaching from the Scriptures and prayer and meditation. These are opportunities to focus our attention on God, and listen well for He is moving in our lives.
Our Lord's Day family gathering begins with breakfast available in the coffeehouse beginning at 8:30, then praise and worship music, prayer, Scripture and topical and in-depth studies taken from our Thursday night studies in the Scriptures at 10:00. Sometimes, during the summer, we meet outside in The Garden, our outdoor sanctuary/amphitheater (weather permitting). Worship for children will begin in the sanctuary or The Garden and then the kids will be dismissed to their respective classes. The Lord's Supper is always available before the service, and is often celebrated during the main gathering time as well.
The first and third Sunday evenings of the month, small groups (flocks) meet in small group-home settings for ministry, care, friendship, sharing, prayer, study and discussion.
On months with five-Sundays we gather in the sanctuary for an extended time of praise, worship and communion in the Father's House. Join the Body for worship and the Eucharist as we wait expectantly on the Lord in the sanctuary. Father's House services will be noted on the calendar.
Mornings in the Sanctuary at the Lord's Table, Prayer & Scripture, Weekdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Saturdays, 7:30-8:30, Sundays, 8:30-9:30
We gather every morning for prayer and the Lord's Table in the quiet of the sanctuary. Come, wait on the Lord, meet at the table, contemplate the Scriptures and pray. Come any time during the hour, for as long as you wish.
A quieter time of personal worship - join us as we sing praises, offer thanksgiving, share and meditate on Scripture and meet at the table to break bread. Stay for a few minutes or for the full hour depending upon your schedule. Morning devotions follow the worship service in the sanctuary.
Our mid-week family gathering begins with a meal at 5:30, then prayer and worship, and a systematic, chapter by chapter study through the Bible are the usually course of our evenings together. Some nights discussion ensues, other nights our discipleship takes a different course altogether.
*Kids Worship and childcare available through 6th grade.
**Childcare available through 2nd grade, and upon request.