Our Mission, Vision, and Values

While we maintain a steadfast commitment to the historic Baptist principles of individual freedom, congregational autonomy, and religious liberty, our tradition of hospitality has brought us members from a variety of Christian denominations, and resulted in an increasingly ecumenical perspective.  In addition, the diversity of the city of Washington is reflected in our congregation: we come from different places, different cultures, and different traditions.  What unites us is our shared commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord.  It is in joyful obedience to Christ that we affirm:

Our Mission is to love and worship God, to love and serve others, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision is to be a church in which every member is engaged in ministry that impacts the neighborhood, the city, the nation, and the world.

Our Values are:

  • The compassion of Christ, which moves us to feel with others in their joy or sorrow and to act on their behalf.
  • The diversity of our congregation as it represents God’s wholeness.
  • The hospitality of the church, as we welcome all people in the name of Jesus, and welcome as members all who call Him Lord.
  • The pilgrimage of Christian formation, as we seek to follow the way of Jesus and teach others to walk in that way.
  • The beauty, reverence, and excellence of the worship we offer to God and the place in which we do it.

Adopted by the Congregation on January 6, 2008

weekly sermons

worship times

Worship Times

CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Valet parking service is available at the "O" Street entrance to the Education Building and at the garage ramp

MOSAIC Saturday,
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

this week in worship

17th Sunday After Pentecost

World Communion Sunday

October 5, 2014

Sermon Title:  "What Does God Owe Us?"
Texts: Isaiah 5:7; Matthew 21:42-43

Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey preaching

 

Scriptures

Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm 19

Philippians 3:4b-14

Matthew 21:33-46

 

Music

Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster

 

 

PRELUDE:

"Meditation"

Leo Sowerby

 

INTROIT:

"Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!"

Darwall

 

GRADUAL:

"Many Tables"

Fred Gramann

Text by Fred Gramann

Deborah Miller, Soprano

The Chancel Choir

 

OFFERTORY:

"Sarabande"

Arcangelo Corelli

 

 

POSTLUDE:

"The Heavens Declare God's Glory (Psalm 19)

Benedetto Marcello

 

 

 


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