Worship


Worship is very important to the life of this congregation.  Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m., except during the summer months when worship begins at 10 a.m.  Children of all ages are welcomed at all worship services.  Children’s sermons are a regular part of morning worship.  A nursery is available for infants/toddlers for the entire worship service, and Children’s Church for preschool through second grade is available following the children’s sermon.  These facilities are located on the first level.


The times of stillness and silence in our worship invite us to be "present to the Presence." During the prelude, we center ourselves before God and prepare for worship.  The unison prayer of confession leads to a time of individual silent prayer, where each of us can be honest before God about the condition of our lives.  Following the sermon, an extended period of silence invites us to listen attentively for God's personal word to us this day (concludes with three chimes).  After singing the response to the bendiction, before the start of the postlude, we briefly pause in silence to be reminded that God goes with us as we leave this place.


  Special services are held on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.  Some of these services are planned with other churches in the community.


  We intend to “be open” each week for church school and worship, regardless of weather.  However, in the event of extreme weather conditions, any decision to cancel services will be made by 8:00 a.m. the Sunday involved and will immediately be recorded as an outgoing announcement on the church’s main telephone number answering machine (382-2802).



 

A Place to Pray . . .

 

CPC’s Prayer Chapel is located on the ground floor of the church building, next to the Multi-Purpose Room. Anyone who seeks a quiet space for individual prayer or meditation is invited to use the Prayer Chapel, which is available during regular church office hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) and any other times the building is open. To arrange use of the Prayer Chapel at other times, please contact the church office (382-2802).


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