"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.
The Deniers - Lenten Sermon Series
The message of the gospel is one of human failure and the triumph of God. One of the key storylines is the universal rejection of Jesus Christ by people. The Deniers offers an artistic reflection of six people and the specific ways they denied Jesus Christ. We'll find ourselves painfully identifying with different aspects of their confession story and the ways we've shouted "Crucify Him!" The most incredible part of the story is how Jesus gave Himself up for us while we stood in defiance of Him. The tomb is a symbol that captures The Deniers well. It signifies the inevitable death wrought from human rebellion against God. However, the empty tomb becomes a sign to all deniers of Jesus' victory over our starkest resistance, and an invitation to come near and receive God's love for us.
March 1: Peter - Fear into Boldness, Matthew 26:69-75 & John 21:10-19
March 8: Pelah - Thoughtlessness into Thoughtfulness, Luke 17:11-19
March 15: James & John - Self-Interest into Selflessness, Mark 10:35-45 & John 13:12-17
March 22: Martha - Busyness into Rest, Luke 10:38-42 & John 11:38-44
March 29: Judas - Manipulation into Integrity, John 13:18-30
April 5: Castulus - Misplaced Loyalty into Faithfulness to God, Matthew 27:38-54
Before the sermon, all children from preschool through 6th 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.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated during worship on the following Sundays in 2020: February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, August 2, October 4 (World Communion Sunday), and November 22.
The Mission Committee has designated the following special offering collections to benefit these local ministries:
April 5-12, Community Holy Week Services - Portersville Food and Fellowship for People, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Alpha Omega Center, and City Rescue Mission
April 12, Easter - The Yellow Ribbon Girls
May 10, Mother's Day - Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
September 13, 9/11 - Portersville - Muddy Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Portersville - Muddy Creek Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, & Wurtemburg - Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department
November 8, Veteran's Day - It's About the Warrior Foundation
December 24, Christmas Eve - Alpha Omega Center
More information about these organizations can be found on our Missions Spotlight page.
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.