We have two worship services on Sunday mornings. While the scripture lessons and sermon are the same at both services, the music and liturgy differ. The 9:00 a.m. service is informal, with our Praise Team leading congregational singing of contemporary Christian music. The 11:05 a.m. service is more liturgical, with the congregation singing hymns accompanied by a choir, organ, and piano. Both services have a rich variety of musical styles and involve special instrumental and vocal ensembles from time to time.
We observe two sacraments in the Presbyterian Church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (also called “Communion” and “the Eucharist”)
The Lord’s Supper
We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month and a few special occasions during the year. We gather around the Table to experience our reconciliation with God and be fed for our life of discipleship in the world. Participation is not limited to members or to Presbyterians, and “access to the Table is not a right conferred upon the worthy, but a privilege given to the undeserving who come in faith, repentance, and love…Even one who doubts or whose trust is wavering may come to the Table in order to be assured of God’s love and grace in Christ Jesus.” (Book of Order, W-2.4011)
"As an act of the whole church, Baptism is celebrated in the context of corporate worship on Sunday morning. In Baptism, God claims us and marks us as God's own. Baptism signifies our engrafting into Christ, and so affirms our identity as members of the body of Christ." Book of Common Worship, page 38.
We celebrate both infant and believer Baptism in the Presbyterian Church. When we baptize infants, we are recognizing that God's grace is at work in our lives even before we have the ability to accept it. When youth and adults are baptized, their baptism accompanies a profession of faith, recognizing that God’s grace calls for our grateful response. Baptism is a covenant, a set of promises between you, God, and the church. The congregation promises to love and support you or your child as we grow in faith together.
Trusting that God is the one who makes baptism effective, we do not re-baptize anyone who has been baptized in another denomination. If you wish to inquire further about baptism, please contact our pastor.