Worship with Us

Contemporary Worship

9:00 am

As a space for alternative music styles, this intergenerational service is led by the Pastor and a praise band.  Young and old, new members and lifelong members— the contemporary service is a space where we can celebrate the joy we find in God.

Sunday School

10:05 am

Join us for fellowship and study in one of our wide ranges of classes taught by the staff and volunteers of First Pres. From photography or music, to classic Bible studies, we have something for everyone!

To learn more about our current class offerings, click here.

Click here for more information about our Children and Youth ministries.

Traditional Worship

11:05 am

Our later intergenerational service is led by the Pastor and the choir. This service features more traditional hymn singing, as well as the organ and piano.

The Service

The Sanctuary creates a worshipful atmosphere. The prelude music, which begins about 5-10 minutes before the service, helps worshippers prayerfully prepare for worship. Ushers will give you a bulletin and answer questions. (Large print hymnals and hearing assistance devices are available from greeters.) Some parts of worship are participatory. Follow along with the worship bulletin, which indicates whenever worshipers are to stand. 

To help you feel more at ease, below are notes about certain times when the congregation take parts in the service.

 

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

We welcome visitors and make announcements about congregational concerns. A friendship roster is passed to note those attending, both visitors and members. You do not have to sign the roster, but if you do, we like to extend our welcome to first time visitors with a brief phone call during the following week, and to answer any questions you might have.

 

Passing the Peace

The congregation shares with one another words of peace, saying together:

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.

There is time here also for the congregation to greet those around you with appropriate words and gestures.

Time with Younger Church

The children are invited to come to the front of the church. If your children are hesitant to come forward, feel free to come with them. The the message for the day is told to the children in language they are able to understand, and a connection is made between the story and their lives.

The minister will end with a prayer and the children return to their families.

The Things We Believe

This is an opportunity to say together a portion of what we believe. The text, printed in the bulletin, is typically taken from one of the creeds or widely accepted statements of faith of the church.

Presentation of Gifts, Tithes and Offerings

The presentation of offerings in the Presbyterian tradition is seen as an act of grateful response to God. Visitors should not feel obligated to contribute.

Doxology

This song is an offering of praise sung by the whole congregation.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise God, all creatures high and low
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise God, in Jesus fully known: Creator, Word and Spirit one
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!