What to Expect

Welcome

Thank you for checking us out! We’d love to have you come to one of our Sunday meetings or “services”, which are open to anyone and everyone. A typical Sunday includes time before, during and after each service for us to get to know each other (“fellowship”), times of singing and prayer to help us focus on Jesus (“worship”) and a challenging teaching time with practical application to our lives (“sermon”).

It’s a laid back, accepting environment and we are a quirky bunch! The perfect place to learn about and get to know Jesus and the amazing life He has for every single one of us.

Meeting / Service Times

Sunday Schedule
The Lord's Supper
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Family Service & Sunday School
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prayer & Praise
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Note: On special occasions such as Christmas, our regular schedule may change. Please check our Events Calendar to confirm.

Location & Parking

You can find our church at 950 Eagle Street North, Cambridge, right near the corner of Eagle and Concession. (Click here for map.)

Parking: We have a parking lot behind the church building on Shettleston Street.

Come As You Are

When you come in don’t be surprised if several people come up to shake your hand and introduce themselves. We are a pretty friendly bunch.

If you’re worried about what to wear, don’t be! Come however you feel comfortable — whether shorts and sandals or shirt and tie; it’s all good... just make sure you have SOME sort of shirt and bottoms on!

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper Service begins at 9:30 am (or shortly after) and runs for approximately an hour.

The Purpose of the Lord's Supper

Jesus himself began this memorial on the night before he was put to death on the cross.

The apostle Paul afterward wrote:

For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord Himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” In the same way, he too, the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people – an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it. For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26, New Living Translation)

The bread and the wine are symbols of the life of Jesus, which he gave for us, when he died and took our punishment on himself so that we could have a new relationship with God. The phrase “until he comes again” reminds us that Jesus didn’t stay in the grave but that he rose to life three days later and is coming back again someday.

The purpose of the symbols and memorial is to remember the importance of Jesus’ death for us and, in remembering, we honor and worship Jesus as he deserves.

When the church first started they did this on a weekly basis.

Communal Remembrance

We have chosen to set aside approximately 40 minutes each week before taking the bread and wine to reflect communally on Jesus. This could take the form of singing, a passage of scripture, a prayer, or even thoughts and poems! In keeping with the instructions of 1 Corinthians 14:26, 34-35, this time is publicly led by the men.

Participating in the Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s supper consists of bread and wine (or grape juice) which we share.

To participate in the Lord’s Supper you are saying that you identify yourself with Jesus’ death (1 Corinthians 10:16); in other words, the bread and the wine only means something for Christians. Sharing in the bread and the wine is a statement that you belong to Jesus Christ and that you are going to Heaven because of him. If you are not sure about this, we would be happy to speak with you and, for now, you can simply pass the bread and wine by when it comes to you.

Christians are also warned about taking the Lord’s Supper in an inappropriate way (1 Corinthians 11:27-30). If we are treating each other wrongly, or disobeying God in other ways but still taking the Lord’s Supper as though nothing is wrong, we are acting wrongly and disrespecting what Jesus has done.

The time before you eat the bread and drink the wine (or juice) is a valuable opportunity to examine yourself, recognizing again the significance of Jesus’ death for you and to restore your relationships with God and with others. If we confess our sins to him, God faithfully forgives us and cleans our hears of our sins.

If you find yourself free to participate, we welcome you to join us!

Fellowship Time

After the Lord’s Supper until our Family Service & Sunday School begins join us for coffee and snacks while we enjoy getting to know one another and catch up on each other’s lives.

Family Service & Sunday School

The Family Service begins at approximately 11:00 am and runs for about an hour.

Music

Our Family Service & Sunday School gets started in our sanctuary with some singing. The songs may be old hymns, contemporary worship songs or classic choruses. But regardless of the song, it is always meant to take our focus off ourselves and the distractions of life and help us focus on God; who He is and everything He has done.

Announcements

There are usually a few minutes taken to let everyone know what is going on at Eagle Street Christian Fellowship in the upcoming weeks.

Kids (ages 0-12)

After a time of singing, there is a separate teaching time available for the children down in our Sunday School area while the adults listen to the message in the sanctuary. We strive to teach the kids from the Bible with relevant and applicable teaching.

There is also a nursing room available with change area and play area.

The Message

Our goal is that our Sunday messages be based on Biblical truth, while being relevant, clear and understandable whether you have church experience or not. Our speakers are generally not professionally trained and may include a mix of people from our church or guest speakers from other areas of the country or the world.

We depend on God to inspire both the speaker and those listening with His truth.

After the Service

When the meeting is over, feel free to strike up a conversation with someone around you (if you don’t, someone probably will strike one up with you). It can be intimidating coming in to a group of complete strangers for the first time, but our hope is that you will feel a part of the family whether it is your first time or your hundredth.