10:00 a.m. each Sunday
1504 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Audio Recordings of Sermons
Worship is the heartbeat of our community life. In and through the act of worship and Holy Communion our lives are gathered up again and again into God’s story as our lives are reoriented around Christ and His Kingdom.
We welcome all people, regardless of faith-tradition (or lack thereof), to come and experience Christian worship alongside us. If you are spiritually seeking or exploring questions, you are welcome to talk with Fr. Ryan who would be happy to sit down and hear your story and share more about the Christian Faith.
If you’re new to Christian worship or would like to understand how a liturgical worship service works, check out our Guide to Worship.
If you’re wondering how to dress for worship, most people dress “nice casual,” though some people are more casual and others more “business casual.” However you show up, we’ll welcome you!
We invite all baptized followers of Jesus who desire to live in obedience to Christ and His Word to participate in Communion. For more about Holy Communion and Sacraments
We treasure children! We believe that worship is important for people of all ages. We encourage parents to have their children participate in worship as much as is developmentally possible. Each Sunday we provide special activity kits that offer age-appropriate activities and snacks for children as a way of helping them remain engaged. Please talk to Alicia Wu upon arriving and she can get you set up. In case you’re wondering, we do have a cry-room and childcare assistance available for small children who are not able to remain in the service.
Formation | Catechesis for Children – A special program is offered each Sunday morning for children at 9:00 a.m. We strongly encourage parents to come and have their children participate (and to join the Adult Formation | Catechesis happening simultaneously).
Parking: There is a lot of free street parking on Sunday mornings near the building. Also there are a handful of spots in the building parking lot that are ok to park in. Anything labeled “guest” (disregard the 30 minute limit on Sundays) or “RealitySF” are ok. We can’t promise anything about parking in other stalls (at your own risk). Please do not park on the right side where it says “Hertz”. Thank you!
Our Vision of Worship
Ancient & Alive: Liturgically-shaped worship in step with the historic Christian calendar; a sacred and joyful ethos that remains always alive to the Spirit; holistically focused – mind, body and spirit
Family & Child-Friendly: Age-appropriate program for young children during the Sermon; family participation in the worship service is welcomed
Gospel-Shaped Word & Table: Christ-centered preaching; weekly Communion
Aesthetically Stirring: Music, ritual and visuals that inspire and shape a Christian imagination without becoming performance oriented or consumeristic
Ministry of the Holy Spirit: Healing, prayer and deliverance as an organic element of our Christian worship
Our worship is shaped by three essential Christian streams* which can be summarized in three words:
Scripture – We receive the Bible as God’s authoritative Word for our lives. It is the unique record of God’s self-revelation as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It tells our story, shapes our identity and guides our common life together.
Spirit – As we gather together, God is present among us through His Holy Spirit drawing us to Himself, unifying us, transforming and healing our lives, and gifting us for ministry. Our life is a life in the Spirit.
Sacrament – The most sacred and intimate part of our worship is the opportunity to renew our union to the very life of Christ in Holy Communion. In this act we are formed together into Christ’s Body in order to be sent out to love and serve God’s creation.
* Sometimes these three streams are identified as the Evangelical, Charismatic and Historic | Liturgical streams.
An Explanation of the Church Calendar