God's Open House

What to Expect

Services

Worship at First Presbyterian Church calls us into relationship with God and our neighbor. In worship we hear and are nourished by the Word of God, and we respond with our gifts, sacraments, and mission work.

Sunday worship begins with the prelude, a time for us to rest in the stillness of God and prepare ourselves to receive the Holy Spirit. After the prelude, we get ready for the Word of God in praise, communal confession, prayer, and music. Then we share the peace of Christ with our neighbors. After the Peace, we read Scripture together and hear a message of hope from God. Following the sermon, we proclaim our faith and offer prayers for each other and for our world, concluding with the Lord’s prayer. We close our services together with song and a sung response to the benediction followed by a postlude.

Our worship services are streamed online for all those who wish or need to worship with us remotely. Online services can be found here on our website or on our Facebook page.
Face masks are optional for those attending in person; most Sundays the windows are also opened to provide additional ventilation.

Music

Music is an integral part of every worship service. We believe that music is a gift from God. Our vision for music is that the congregation can join together to “Sing to the Lord a new song” (Psalm 96:1).  Realizing that we are all called to make a joyful noise, we encourage congregational singing and participation for all ages and ability levels. Every Sunday, anthems are also performed by the Sanctuary Choir, Tyler Bell Choir, or our youth choir, the Sunshine Singers.

Parking

We offer limited handicapped parking in the rear of the building, and there is an elevator located near the rear entrance for handicapped access. Otherwise, there is ample street parking in the area around the church.