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. 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. A Korean Worship service is held at 9:30 am in the Beechwood Chapel (2nd floor).
6:00 pm – Evening 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, a talk for smaller children and a sermon on a verse or passage from Scripture. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are administered regularly as part of public worship.A Japanese Worship Service is held at 11:00 am in Room 243.
All facilities, including restrooms, are accessible to our handicapped friends. There are large print Bibles and assistive listening devices available in the narthex. Enlarged copies of the hymns are available upon request. The church is equipped with the Induction Loop System. This works with any hearing aid that has a T-coil. Also, for our Chinese, Korean and Spanish-speaking visitors, there are bibles showing the text in your language.