One of the major expressions of Christian community at SIBC is through our worship gathering each Sunday. This is an opportunity for the dispersed community to gather to celebrate our common faith in Jesus Christ. Though songs, Scripture, prayer and message, we celebrate who God is and who God has created us to be in Christ. Together, we wrestle with how we live this out in the world in which we find ourselves.
Each week at SIBC is a bit different to the last. We employ an eclectic mix of musical styles and genres from ancient hymns of the faith to contemporary worship songs drawing from a number of traditions including Iona and Taize. Our eclectic style is reflected in our eclectic musicians playing organ, piano, flute and guitar. We have all-age times of song and/or story as well as moments of quiet reflection.
We believe worship is a participant sport! We often use responsive Psalms and simple liturgies to guide our thoughts and hearts in our times together. On the first Sunday of the month, we share together in Communion, using the gifts of bread and wine to help us remember and reflect upon the life, death, resurrection and promise of Jesus that unites us as believers.
The worship life of the congregation continues as we gather over morning tea after the service to share our life in community- talking about the week that was and the week to come. And the coffee is pretty decent, too!