Our worship follows the fourfold pattern inherited from the early church:
We gather around God's word (introit, call to worship, hymn, prayer of confession) We hear God's word proclaimed (children's message, anthem, scripture readings, sermon) We respond in faith and gratitude (Apostles' Creed, pastoral prayer, Lord's Prayer) We go out into the world (hymn, benediction, postlude)
The spirit of our worship could best be described as 'joyful reverence', with robed clergy and choir, hymns old and new accompanied by the pipe organ, and a desire to offer to God that which is both beautiful and thoughtful.
We do not believe that praising God in other ways is somehow inferior, yet we have found that the beauty and depth of historic Christian worship reminds us that the path of faith is not traveled alone, but in the footsteps of the many generations who have gone before us.
At the 10:00 AM service (except during the summer months) you're likely to hear the Chancel Choir sing an introit and anthem most weeks, with the Liberty Bells and French Creek Brass Quintet occasionally offering special music as well.
Our worship may include the celebration of Holy Communion, which Christ both instituted and commanded his disciples to continue (see I Corinthians 11:23-26). The Presbyterian church welcomes baptized Christians of any age to receive Communion, but visitors are under no obligation to participate. We typically celebrate Communion on the following dates:
- First Sunday of Advent - Baptism of the Lord Sunday - Ash Wednesday - First Sunday in Lent - Maundy Thursday - Pentecost - First Sunday in August - First Sunday in October (Worldwide Communion Sunday)
In addition to Sunday morning services, we also gather on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and some other seasonal occasions. Please check the 'Upcoming Events' section of our website for details.
If you plan to visit us, you can find parking in the church's two lots: one adjoining the south side of the building, and one on the east side of Liberty Street. On-street parking is also available nearby. Childcare is available during the 1o:00 AM service, but children are also welcome to remain in the sanctuary with their families if they prefer.