GROW: In Worship

Worship…

AdventWreath-IMG_3880-150x150Worship is a quiet moment where we free our thoughts from ourselves; the things of the world, the stuff we have to do, our worries, our fears.  Instead, we quiet our minds and hearts and focus on God.

Worship doesn’t have to happen in a church sanctuary.  It can come from a car CD player when you allow a line from an inspirational song touch you.  It can happen when your child shows you the innocent love that can only come from God.  It can happen in the quiet of a moonlit night, or during a sunrise or sunset.  Worship can happen during the quiet moments of prayer.

And- yes- worship surely can happen in a church sanctuary.  Worship services are designed to allow you to clear your mind of worldly things while being surrounded by Godly things.  The stained glass windows, acolytes, robes, and alter paraments remind us that we long to be in God’s holy presence.  In this attitude, we are more able to pray, to hear God’s word, and to apply God’s message for us to our lives.

 

Two Worship Services

On Sundays, we offer two slightly different worship experiences.  Each service features the same scripture, sermon, and theme.  But the style of the music and the presentations differ slightly.

Just to give a very general idea of the differences between our first and second services, here’s a rough comparison:

ELEMENT

9:30

11:00

Music

Led by the Praise Team (guitars, piano, vocalists). Led by choir and organ.  Occasional guitars.

Music Style

“Adult Christian Contemporary” praise choruses with some traditional hymns ”Blended”.  Primarily traditional hymns with some mix of contemporary songs.

Sacraments

Communion (first Sunday of each month). Communion (first Sunday of each month).  When there are baptisms, confirmations, new members, etc. this is generally observed during the 11:00 service but not in the 9:30 service.

Children’s Church

None. Offered during the service.  Children are dismissed about ½ way through the service.

Nursery

Yes. Yes.

Dress

Yes!  Just be comfortable and show up.   “Smart Casual” Same as the 9:30 service

Length

About an hour Same  as the 9:30 service

 

If you can’t make it to PUMC on a Sunday morning, you still have a few opportunities to participate in the worship services… 

First of all, you can watch a Live Stream Simulcast of our worship services.  The Live Stream page also lets you view archived services when we’re not broadcasting. 

Live Stream

You can also listen to audio recordings of selected sermons.   The writeups in these posts include the scripture references and other information. 

Sermon Archive

Video DVD recordings of the services are also available (check with the church office).

To learn more about what worship experiences are currently being offered, click the News button below…

News

 

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