Worship

 
  
 
 
Everyone is welcome to join us for worship as we seek to further God’s Will and God’s Word in the world.  We offer a variety of worship styles to meet and reflect the ways we connect to our individual faith journeys.  We have three very distinct worship services available each week to meet the needs of our entire congregation.  We believe that in each worship style we are instructed by the Word of God and led by the Holy Spirit.
We offer the Lord’s Supper services usually on the first Sunday of each month and also during special observances in the life of the Christian community.
 
  • Meditative Service:  8:00 AM Sunday Service is designed for quiet meditation and prayer.  Reverend Scotland reads scripture and shares a short sermon of reflection.  In the summer the sanctuary becomes a cool, peaceful place to contemplate the words of God and in the winter, welcoming and warm in the early morning hour.
  • Traditional Service:  10:15 AM worship continues to be the most popular service filled with the traditions of our religion.  Music director Tony DeLuca and our choir perform.  Every fourth Sunday of the month our Sunday School children become an integral part of the service participating in scripture readings, drama and song.  Coffee hours after the traditional service are a special treat for all of us as we have the opportunity to socialize with one another.
  • Contemporary Service:   7:00 PM Monday evening worship includes praise songs, prayer, meditations, stories and drama that reflect the lectionary text and scriptures of the week.  The worship team creatively makes the connection between the Word of God and our everyday lives. 

All 3 services give us the chance to share our faith.  Each service has its own flavor.  Come… try them all!

Our worship resources include:

    • Holy Bible (NRSV)
    • Book of Order (PCUSA)
    • The Book of Confessions
    • The Annual Lectionary
    • Other resources deemed appropriate by the Pastor and the Session
 

To make your worship service more enjoyable and informative we offer a Weekly Bulletin that contains the outline of each particular service with an easy to follow layout including The Call to Worship, Scripture Readings locations, Passing the Peace, Hymn number, Sermon title, Responsive Prayer Readings, Joys & Concerns, Offering our gifts to God, and Benediction.

The church participates in God’s mission to the world through its ministry and worship.  Worship presents the reality of the divine rule which God has promised in Jesus Christ as the final renewal of creation.  The worshiping community in its integrity before the Word and its unity in prayer and Sacraments is a sign of the presence of the reign of God.  The church in its ministry bears witness to God’s reign through the proclamation of the gospel, through works of compassion and reconciliation, and through the stewardship of creation and of life.  Signs of God’s reign are also manifest in the world wherever the Holy Spirit leads people to seek justice and to make peace.

God calls the church in worship to join the mission of Jesus Christ in service to the world.  As it participates in that mission the church is called to worship God in Jesus Christ, who reigns over the world. (Book of Order)
 
   
  
 
And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”  (Hebrews 1:6)