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Old 08-23-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Hi all,
I am attempting to find an early Sunday morning church service to attend. I grew up in a non-denominational church but it was pretty close to Church of Christ so I am looking for something similar. I have nothing against a 'contemporary' service but just prefer a traditional one. However, I work in the nursery at a church in Vestavia on Sunday mornings starting at 9:45, which is why I'm looking for an early morning service, preferably in the same area.
I am not picky about denominations so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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Well, St. Mary's on the Highland's, an Episcopal church, has a 7:30 a.m. service that's about as traditional as you get, using the liturgy from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Depends on if you prefer a liturgical approach or not of course.

Welcome ::St. Mary's On The Highlands::
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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There is a non-denominational church in the area that has a traditional feel to the sermons. The pastor was Baptist (I beleive) - ex West Point Cadet too.. Mountain Top - very close when you cut through the backroads to the Rocky Ridge business area of Vestavia. They have an early service.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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Briarwood would be a consideration. It's a very large church, but definitely traditional. Harry Reeder is a wonderful pastor/teacher. I'm not positive they would have an early service, but it's worth checking out.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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The only denominations that are traditional in the actual meaning of that within a Christian framework are the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic.

Something you're used to is another matter.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Hoover, AL
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Yeah, those d*** protestant/reformed people! They call themselves Christians??? lol

OP was asking about church services, not a denomination--worship style, not a belief system. But I'm pretty sure you knew that.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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The only denominations that are traditional in the actual meaning of that within a Christian framework are the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic.

Something you're used to is another matter.
Actually, after Vatican II, not much about Catholic masses are traditional. The Episcopal church has done a better job of preserving the liturgy.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Briarwood's early service is at 8am according to the website.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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Actually, after Vatican II, not much about Catholic masses are traditional. The Episcopal church has done a better job of preserving the liturgy.

Episcopalions are over the map in their style- though I agree their High parishes might well well have preserved the form better, RC's have changed the form a good deal but the traditions dating from the 1st-2nd centuries remain in their essence.Orthodox have eclipsed everyone in both regards.

No implication was made as to who is or is not Christian in any manner as only God knows such things.
That said, it is difficult to see how 30K demoninations serve a purpose.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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No implication was made as to who is or is not Christian in any manner as only God knows such things.
That said, it is difficult to see how 30K demoninations serve a purpose.
It was a joke. I'll use more smileys next time.

I think the fact that there are so many denominations just reflects our desperately flawed human condition. Points all the more to our need for a saviour in Jesus Christ. I risk becoming unbearably spiritually prideful if I think of it in any other terms.
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