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. …JUNE, 27, 2021: We have returned to the MCPC Sanctuary AND we are worshipping online as well. We want to continue this pandemic-learned way for our worship to be available beyond our physical building. Worship is streamed live, and available for later viewing, on MCPC’s Facebook page.
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. 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.
And every Sunday after worship, Fellowship Hour offers a time to continue greeting and catching up with one another. That, and enjoy refreshments (both nutritious and sweets) and a cup of tea or (Wicked Joe’s locally blended free-trade) coffee.
We pray for God’s continuing guidance in all we do.
May God bless the work of our hearts, our hands, and our worship.