Opening Prayer Eternal God, we come to you with great expectation. We gather this day to worship you, offering our blessing to you. Blessed is the Lord, and blessed are God’s people to whom God sends a savior, the Messiah, … [Read more...]
Worship Service at Covenant Presbyterian Church
Worship is at 10:30 A.M. each Sunday. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month during worship.
We expect a liturgical Sunday morning service, (in keeping with the denomination's Book of Common Worship), which follows the lectionary calendar of readings and special days but is conducted with warmth and humor in a multi-sensory style. We modify this only for inclusion of a children's message and seasonal contributions from our very active youth, choral, and drama programs.
Special services of worship are conducted during the seasons of Advent and Lent. We have also used our annual Lenten and Advent worship series as opportunities to try creative new approaches to worship such as the music from the ecumenical community in Taize, France.
Nursery Care: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome in our nursery each Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until after worship. Our nursery is staffed with experienced workers who provide a safe, nurturing environment. (All workers are screened).
The French neo-Gothic architecture, and Tiffany, LaFarge and DeAscenzo stained glass of our building and the location and history of our congregation creates the aura of a "cathedral" type of church.
Opening Prayer Eternal God, we are seeking signs of your presence in our lives. Open our eyes, open our ears, open our hearts to receive some word of hope as we anticipate the coming of the One whom you are sending. … [Read more...]
Opening Prayer Gathering God, when we have only a few pennies of hope in our pockets, you multiply us into a blessing. When the world whispers seductively to us, you tell us of your joy for us. When everyone has forgotten … [Read more...]
Opening Prayer God's Word called into being the pumpkins, the geese who fly south, the leaves which litter our lawns. In awe, we come into the presence of the God of vivid imagination. God's arms reach down and gather up … [Read more...]
Opening Prayer We give thanks, O God of sacred stories, for the witness of holy scripture. Through it you nurture our imaginations, touch our feelings, increase our awareness, and challenge our assumptions. Bless we pray, … [Read more...]
Opening Prayer Eternal God, we gather as your people to worship you. By your Spirit break the bonds that hold our minds captive to the petty concerns of our lives that we may know the freedom of new possibilities. … [Read more...]
Opening Prayer Almighty God, you alone can bring order to our unruly wills and affections. Pour out your Spirit of grace and supplication on all who desire it. Deliver us from cold hearts and wandering thoughts, that with … [Read more...]
Opening Prayer Creating and loving God, gather us in to this place. Not just physically, but spiritually. While we may have stopped in this moment to be present, quiet the voices in our heads to listen to Your powerful … [Read more...]
Opening Prayer God, with great gentleness and care, you call us to be your people and to do your work. Be here with us today, for we come, asking for your support in all that we do. We need your love, transforming our lives … [Read more...]
Opening Prayer Spirit of the living God, though we are many, we have come together with one purpose—to worship you with scripture and song, with silence and sacrament. We witness that we are members of one another and wait … [Read more...]