Worship

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20

We invite you to worship with us each and every Sunday morning at 10:30am in person or at 10:30am online.



Esther
For Such a Time as This

Fall Sermon Series begining September 18

The book of Esther describes a time where God's people lived far from home under Persian rule and with many challenges to their life and faith. Maybe you are at a place in your life where you find yourself asking, "What am I doing here?" or "Why am I not doing something greater with my life?" The truth is that God is near to you right now and has you right here for his purposes. The theme of the book of Esther is that God is powerfully working, even when we don't see his name or hear his voice directly, and he delights to use willing people to accomplish his purposes. This fall prayerfully consider the ways God is with you right now and the places and purposes God has given you to live, work, and play. This could be the time you begin to see the Lord and his plans in ways you haven't yet begun to visualize.

September 18 - Esther 1 & 2, the Lord's providence

September 25 - Esther 3 & 4, God's certain will through willing people

October 2 - Esther 5 & 6, courage to live for God

October 9 - Esther 7 & 8, the Lord will put an end to evil and reward the righteous

October 2 - Esther 9 & 10, God preserves his people and keeps his promises



Fall Memory Verse - "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9





Junior Church

Before the sermon, all children from preschool through 5th grade are invited to go downstairs for Junior Church - a worship experience at their age level.

The kid friendy worship includes starter questions & prayer requests, songs, scripture in child friendly words, and an activity to help understand that scripture passage. With a snack in hand, they talk about the scripture and what it tells them about God. An offering is collected, and the kids have a time of prayer. They close with a memory verse.

Throughout Junior Church, the kids have the chance to learn about the different elements of a worship service and understand how we are able to worship God in a variety of ways.





Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated during worship on the following Sundays in 2022: February 6, March 6, April 3, April 14 (Community Maundy Thursday Service), May 1, June 5, August 7, October 2 (World Communion Sunday), November 6, and December 4.

We acknowledge that we are all joined together in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, so we invite those attending online worship services to celebrate communion with us. You may find more information about how to prepare and when to partake by clicking HERE.





Special Offerings

The Mission Committee has designated the following special offering collections for 2022 to benefit these ministries:

April 17, Easter - The Yellow Ribbon Girls

May 8, Mother's Day - Arise (formerly named Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County)

May 15 - June 19 - Promise of Life Network; filling baby bottles with spare change

June 27 - July 1, Monumental VBS - Seneca Hills Bible Camp

September 11, 9/11 - Portersville EMS, Portersville VFD, & Wurtemburg VFD

November 6, Veteran's Day - It's About the Warrior Foundation

December 24, Christmas Eve - Promise of Life Network

More information about these organizations can be found on our Missions Spotlight page.



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A Typical Service

We meet together to praise and worship the one true God. Pastor Patrick uses a sermon series format to bring about a deeper understanding of a biblical concept or book of the Bible. Our services have traditional elements including hymns accompanied by both organ and piano. Some services also include contemporary arrangements and special music presented by the Mountville choir, small groups, or soloists.

Our services include families with small children as well as those old enough to be grandparents and great grandparents. We believe that children are a sign that the church is growing, so we would rather have noisy children than no children at all. However, there is a play area downstairs for when it is needed. Some people come to worship wearing jeans and t-shirts, and others come wearing dresses or suits. All are welcome.

There is a ramp as well as stairs to access the main door. In the sanctuary, there are large monitors on the front wall to display the order of service, song lyrics, scripture, announcements, etc. as well as a printed paper bulletin. The sound system has recently been upgraded. On the sanctuary level, there is a handicap accessible restroom.





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