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Church of the Saviour offers lively evening service

It is late Saturday night and you are trying to figure out where you can go to church on Sunday, knowing you will not be able to wake up for morning services.

Church of the Saviour, a non-denominational church, offers an evening service at 6 p.m. to help with this common college problem.

The Vine service is named after the verse in John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches,” begins at 6 p.m.

The Vine devotes its service to worshipping God and attracts an assortment of people. To start off the evening, the worship band, composed of drums, guitars, bass, piano and vocals, plays two or three songs.

This introductory worship is followed by greetings and the opportunity to write out prayers/praises on cards that are given out at the door.

The band plays another three songs before a quick prayer for the pastor who delivers the message. The congregation has an opportunity to take communion on the first Sunday of every month.

Following the sermon, the band plays one last song. After the band finishes the song, the pastor gives the benediction and dismisses the congregation.

COS is a diverse community of many different age groups totaling roughly 2,000 people.

COS provides four other services at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. services are considered traditonal worship and the 11 a.m. service is contemporary worship.

Located in Wayne, COS is a 1.3 miles walk or a five-minute drive from Eastern.

In addition to their Sunday night service, COS offers Quest, a ministry for 18-25 year-olds that meets on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Currently during the 9:30 a.m. meetings Quest is studying Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, a book required by most INST 150 classes.

First-year Jaime Kehler summed up her experience with COS: “I came, liked it and stuck with it.”

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