The Liturgical Worship Service
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Elements of Worship
Liturgical Worship Service includes many traditional Presbyterian
elements reflecting five actions centered on the Word of God: (1) Gathering
Around the Word, (2) Proclaiming the Word, (3) Responding to the Word, (4) The
Sealing of the Word, and (5) Bearing and Following the Word into the World.
Around the Word:
Prayer of Confession,
Assurance of Pardon,
Gloria Patri, and
Proclaiming the Word:
Moment, and the
Responding to the Word: an
Affirmation of Faith,
Tithes and Our Offerings,
Prayers of Dedication and Supplication, the
Lord's Prayer, and
The Sealing of the Word:
the Lord's Supper -
Invitation to the Table,
Words of Institution, and
Sharing of the Bread and Cup. We share in communion on the first Sunday of
each month and/or special occasions.
Bearing and Following the Word into the World:
Response in song.
Worship in Music
We have a full
adult Chancel Choir led by our Director of Music. They offer special music such
as the Introit and Anthem each Sunday. Hymns are sung out of one of our two pew
hymnals, The Hymnal for Worship & Celebration and Sing the Faith. The selections
usually emphasize the theme of the Scripture and sermon. Occasionally, we have
our Children's Choir, Handbell Choir, or Ensembles join us in worship. Our
Organist accompanies on the full pipe organ or piano.
recent decades, it has been customary for Presbyterian congregations to vest
their clergy with stoles and other vestments, and to adorn their worship spaces
with paraments, banners, and other textiles in colors that are traditional to
the days and seasons of the liturgical calendar. Advent and Lent are periods of
preparation and repentance and are represented by the color
During Holy Week, the church may use
purple or remain bare.
is used to represent the feasts of
Christmas Day and Christmastide, Epiphany Sunday, Baptism of the Lord Sunday,
Transfiguration Sunday, Easter Season, Trinity Sunday, Christ the King Sunday,
and Communion Sundays.
is the color for periods of Ordinary
RED is for Pentecost Sunday, but may also be
used for ordinations, and church anniversaries.