Worship Services

Sunday Mornings 

8:00 - 9:00 am : Worship in the Chapel, with special music.

10:30 - 11:30 am:  Worship in the Sanctuary, including a conversation with children. The Sanctuary Choir sings each Sunday, September through May, often with additional music by Derry Church's vocal or instrumental ensembles.

Church school classes for all ages are offered year-round, 9:00 - 10:00 am on Sunday mornings.

Nursery care for infants and young children is provided Sunday mornings from 7:45 am through the 10:30 am service.


Tuesday Evenings

6:45 - 7:30 pm: Evening Praise & Communion is an informal, inspiring, creative praise service that includes communion, songs and scripture. Typically held in the Chapel; location varies in summer months. 

Special Worship Services Throughout the Year

ASH WEDNESDAY: 7 pm on Ash Wednesday in the Chapel. This service marks the beginning of Lent and includes celebration of the Lord’s Supper and imposition of ashes. In 2019, this service will be held on March 6.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: 7 pm on the Thursday before Easter. In 2019, this service will be held on April 18. Hear the Passion story in a worship service led by the children who will be participating in this year's Children & Sacraments class. Celebrate the sacrament of the Lord's supper and reflect on Jesus' last supper. The communion bread that will be served will be made by the children, most who will be receiving communion for the first time. Worship will also include scripture, hymns, a Sanctuary Choir anthem, and a sermon ... then watch as the chancel is stripped of all the familiar Christian symbols before you leave the Sanctuary in silence. 

GOOD FRIDAY: 7pm on the Friday before Easter. In 2019, this service will be held on April 19. We mark Christ’s sacrifice and death on the cross with worship and song. Each year the service is a little different to reflect our Lenten themes and to approach the cross in new and sometimes surprising ways.

EASTER SUNDAY: Worship is held at 8, 9:30 and 11 am in the Sanctuary. Full choir with handbells, trumpets and timpani are featured at 9:30 and 11 am. No church school classes are held on this special day. In 2019, Easter Sunday falls on April 21. Palm Sunday services (on April 14) are held as usual at 8 & 10:30 am.

CELEBRATING THE GIFT OF ANIMALS: This annual outdoor worship service is held outdoors on a Tuesday evening in late August (weather permitting) and celebrates all of God’s creatures and their presence in our lives. The informal 45-minute worship service includes praise songs and hymns in addition to hands-on prayers for the animals and the people with whom they live.

LONGEST NIGHT WORSHIP: Held in the Chapel on a Tuesday evening in late December. This service on the longest, darkest night of the year is especially for those who for whatever reason find it hard to face the holidays. A reception is held following the service.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Derry Church offers candlelight worship services on Christmas Eve. In 2018, services on Monday, December 24 will be offered at 2:30 pm, 5 pm, 7:30 pm and 11 pm  in the Sanctuary. Each service has its own style: the Derry Brass participates at 2:30 pm, the child-friendly 5 pm service features the talents of our children's choirs, the Sanctuary Choir and Derry Ringers participate at 7:30 pm, and youth musicians participate at the 11 pm service.