Our Worship Experience

 
Sanctuary during worship Join us for worship at 10:00 am each Sunday; gathering music begins at 9:45 am.We hope everyone will feel at home in our worship services.

Sit anywhere you like and participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with

What to Expect

Our Sunday worship format is traditional. The hymns we sing are varied in style and origin, including recently composed music and music newly composed by staff members. Though we often stand for hymns and responses, we do not use kneeling benches.

We use a projection screen but also have regular and large print bulletins, hymnals and Bibles (New Revised Standard Version) for all to use.  We have devices to help the hearing impaired — just ask an usher as you enter our sanctuary.

Our facility is barrier-free, with wheelchair seating in the front and back of the sanctuary.

Worship-communion Tray

Communion

All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination, are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday on each month and elements (gluten-free bread and juice) are normally distributed in the pews. On the few occasions when communion is served at the front of the sanctuary, those unable to come forward are served in their seats.

Children in Worship

Children are welcome in our worship services.  We feel they belong there.  Children begin worshiping with their families. Young children are then invited to come forward for the Time with the Children, after which one of two things happens:

On communion Sundays (the first Sunday of each month) and during the summer, children remain in worship with their families. On all other weeks, preschool, elementary, and middle school children leave the sanctuary after the “Time with Children” for Sunday School. Children can be picked up after worship at 11:15  in Knox Fellowship Hall. [Diagram of church]

We offer Infant and Toddler care on Sundays, but Children and youth are always welcome to stay in worship with their families. You choose what is right for your family. We have more information for those with young children.

What not to wear

There’s not a “what not to wear” at First Presbyterian; the gathering of believers is much more important to us than how those believers dress.  Most adults wear anything from business casual to Sunday best.  Anything your child or youth would wear to school will work here.

Read more about our worship space

…including information about our organ.

Where should I park?

We have ample parking on the west side of our church building.   Our main entrance has a covered portico for easy passenger drop-offs. [Map]

Finding Your Way Around

From the main entrance, the sanctuary is to your immediate right, the nursery is through the double doors to your left and up the short staircase, and adult education classes are on the second floor, using either the stairway or the elevator in the coffee area (straight back from the entrance).  And last, if you keep walking through the coffee area, the bathrooms will be to your right.  [Diagram of our building.] If there’s anything you can’t find, or if you have any questions, please ask at the Information kiosk at the main entrance.  We’ll be glad to help!