What to Expect:
What are the worship services like?
Our Sunday worship service includes elements of traditional and contemporary worship and is rich with music. This includes everything from a praise band to traditional organ, string ensembles to ukulele choirs, and handbells to a cappella quartets. The diverse presentation of music is reflective of the diversity of our congregation, yet our blending of these styles in one service reflects our desire to be together as one community.
We include traditional liturgical elements (such as the Lord's Prayer, Doxology, and Creeds), but present each in a manner which is intended to be accessible and authentic to the community. Our goal is for a liturgy that would draw people into worship, not set them apart from it.
At the center of worship is the the reading and exposition of Scripture, with sermons that are meant to help us to apply this scriptural understanding into our lives outside of the sanctuary.
In this way, we seek to provide a worship that will better equip us to
bear witness to what God is doing in the world each day,
to truly love God and to truly love our neighbors,
and to take part in God's redeeming action in the world.
Our summer worship services typically last about 50 minutes.
Is child care available? Is the service "kid friendly"?
Unfortunately we currently do not have childcare available during our summer services (due to easing back in as the pandemic draws to a close). However, the outside service is targeted to be most amenable to families with young children. The courtyard where the service takes place overlooks the church playground, so children are invited to play as needed. Also masks are not required outside, as the airflow makes it significantly safer.
How should I dress?
You will find a range of dress in the congregation, ranging from jeans to dresses to jackets & ties.
Dress in a way that you are comfortable.
What sacraments do you have? How often do you celebrate communion?
As Presbyterians, we celebrate two sacraments: baptism and communion.
Baptism is one time sacrament that recognizes what God has already done - claimed you as God's child, adopted into the family of God. Typically, baptisms occur when one is an infant (recognizing how it was God who chose us, before we even knew what was happening - an awareness that we develop and grow into as we grow in our faith) but there is no age restriction on baptisms for those who have never been baptized.
Baptisms happen within the regular worship service on an occasional basis.
Communion is offered at regular times throughout the year, and is open to all trust in Christ (regardless of denomination or age). We invite young people to share in the sacrament with us, as assisted by their parents.
How do I get to the church?
We are located at 10645 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15020.