The Bible makes it clear that from the very beginning of time God set one day of the week apart as special. In Old Testament times it was known as the Sabbath, or day of rest, and from New Testament times it has been known as the Lord’s Day. Throughout its history this has been the main time in the week when the church as the people of God has met for worship, instruction from his word and for fellowship as his family. God has given us this day to be a unique source of rest and refreshment as we commune with him through his Son and by his Holy Spirit.
What Happens On Sunday
9:00 am – Prayer Time, see Prayer Meetings.
9:30 am – Christian Education for children, students and adults of all ages. For more information, see Sunday School.
10:30 am – Fellowship follows the Sunday school hour, giving everyone a chance to greet one another informally over coffee and tea in the main lobby.
11:00 am – Morning Worship Service in the sanctuary. Morning worship follows the order that has been widely used by the Presbyterian church through the ages. It includes psalms and hymns (both old and new), prayers of adoration, confession and intercession, Bible readings, opportunity to declare our faith with the help of creeds and confessions, giving to God’s work. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are administered regularly as part of public worship.
A staffed nursery is available for babies and toddlers with pagers provided for parents to be contacted during the service if the need arises. Children’s church is available during the second half of morning worship for children aged four to seven. However, children are warmly welcome to worship with their families and with us. (For more information, please see the yellow card in the pewbacks). There is also a sound-proof cry room for infants and their parents in the back.
6:00 pm – Evening Worship Service in the sanctuary.
Reserved, handicap-accessible parking is available at both the sanctuary and the Education Building entrances. All facilities, including restrooms, are accessible to our handicapped friends. Large-print Bibles and assistive listening are devices available in the Narthex. Copies of the hymns in large print are available upon request (may be required). The sanctuary is equipped with the Induction Loop System, which works with any hearing aid that has a T-coil.
The pews in the rear of the sanctuary are reserved for friends and visitors with special needs to facilitate easy entering and exiting as needed. There are multiple locations for wheelchair seating throughout the sanctuary.
Visitors are highly encouraged to speak with a greeter for any additional assistance, and we would love to assist you in any way we can. We want to make you feel as welcome here as we can, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to grow and learn as a church how better to serve all visitors.
For communion, gluten-free communion wafers are available for congregants who desire to take them during the Communion Service. They can be found in a box on the windowsills in the back of the sanctuary.
For our Chinese-, Korean- and Spanish-speaking visitors, there are bibles showing the text in your language.
Additional Worship Services
9:30 am – Korean Worship Service is held in the Beechwood Chapel (2nd floor).
11:00 am – Japanese Worship Service is held in Room 243.