Our weekly worship at MCPC is Sunday morning at 10:10 am – a time of coming together as a worshipping community to celebrate, praise, learn, pray, and make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated the first Sunday of every month. Additional special services, as well as baptisms, weddings, and memorials occur throughout the year, At least twice a year the congregation holds a vigil time of prayers for the world and those in need.
Responsibility for worship leadership is shared among our pastor and congregation members. The Worship Team works with Pastor Diane in planning and organizing our worship services, especially with consideration of the special seasons and times in the life of the congregation. Recognizing the diversity of our worshipping community, the Worship Team strives to plan services that are diverse, creative, inspirational and most importantly, filled with praise and gratitude to our Maker.
Our Sanctuary is bright and open. Chairs instead of pews allows space for wheelchairs. And there are two rocking chairs and a quilt on the floor for whomever might need such a place to sit.
Our joyful Worship at MCPC includes weekly liturgists and greeters; banners and paraments for the liturgical seasons; special flowers such as poinsettias for Christmas, palms for Palm Sunday, lilies for Easter, and roses for All Saints Sunday; special music from soloists, visiting choirs, and MCPC’s seasonal choral groups; and on occasion the blessing of retired ministers and “Preachers from the Pew” in the pulpit. (And after worship – fellowship at coffee hour!)
You never know what might happen as we make room for the Holy Spirit to inspire us. We’ve had special services including a whole congregation participation in The Sermon on the Mount, complete with visuals. One Maundy Thursday we heard the first Lord’s Supper participants describe their unique experiences. Our Worship Team is always looking for new ways to share the Good News while offering praise and thanksgiving to God.
We pray for God’s continuing guidance in all we do.
May God bless the work of our hearts, our hands, and our worship.
CHURCH SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN ~
Held every Sundays after Worship’s Lesson for Young Christians
After the Lesson for Young Christians (which is always a lesson for all the children of God), the children are invited to Church School. It is centered around “Godly Play”, an approach to bible story telling that allows children “to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.” The children hear stories of the faith and are given the opportunity to wonder – to wonder about a certain part of the story, to wonder about what the story might be telling them, to wonder about God in their own lives. The group is sometimes small, but this allows more personalized attention for each child. his curriculum
Please pray for both our children, that they be spiritually nourished,
and for our Sunday School teacher Balinda Washington and those that help her!