9:45 a.m. Traditional Service
The Traditional Worship Service is at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday in the sanctuary.
Traditional services generally follow the Order for the Lord’s Day from the PC (USA) Book of Common Worship. The preaching for the service typically follows the lectionary readings for the day. These readings are a suggested group of scripture readings for each day offering up a passage from The Psalms, Old Testament, Gospels and Epistles used by millions of Christians to build Christian unity and a regular reading through the Bible. Throughout the years Pastors will have special series. Hymns for the service are usually selected from The Presbyterian Hymnal although others hymns are printed in the bulletin.
The Traditional services usually include an anthem from the chancel choir, music on the piano or the sanctuary organ, a prayer of confession and assurance, a Time for the Children, the Pouring of the Baptismal water, The Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer, and the use of one of the creeds from the Book of Confessions (often “The Apostles’ Creed”). Acolytes also participate as worship leaders. The Sacrament of Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month and is served by the passing the bread and individual cups.
We value children in worship and welcome all ages into the life of the church. We believe that children are gifts from God and are vital to our family of faith. Children’s worship packets are available on the table as you enter the sanctuary. These packets include activities directly related to the theme of the day. During the traditional worship service we invite children and youth to come forward for the “Children’s Moments.” Children may come forward or not; we celebrate their choice. Children learn to be disciples by participating in a loving and caring community of faith.
We provide a unique age appropriate children’s worship experience immediately following the Children’s Moments. Children are led to “Children’s Church.” It is located in room 107. Children K – 4th grades are welcome to attend. Through movement, singing, drama and object lessons, children participate in worship. A typical order of worship at Children’s Church would go as follows:
Opening prayer in unison: As we light this candle, we remember you are here with us Jesus.
- Each person shares something good that happened to them this week (a joy).
- Scripture verse read out loud (same as what is being used in worship with parents)
- Lesson related to scripture. (It could be a craft, reading a book, an activity, or drama).
- The Lord’s Prayer recited in unison
- Close in unison prayer: As we blow out this candle, we know you go with us Jesus.
A nursery is available for children, birth to kindergarten. It is located on the elevator side first floor in rooms 109 and 111. The nursery staff is employed by Pine Shores. If your child becomes uncomfortable in worship, there is a live feed in the Narthex with both sound and video.