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.



GOOD NEWS

Winter Sermon Series

Bad news seems like it is available everywhere you turn these days. You pick up a newspaper, turn on the TV, or go online and the headlines scream it at you. Many days you don't have to look for it anywhere because it is happening in your own life! What we need is good news that lasts. The season of waiting and anticipating better days in Advent is followed by Epiphany: the reality of God making Himself known through His Son. We find that it isn't news that just distracts or makes us feel good for a while, but an entire new reality that Jesus is bringing to us. It is the experience of the promise the angel of the Lord gave to the shepherds. "I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people." (Luke 2:10 emphasis mine) You're invited to subscribe to God's newspaper, the Bible, and be reminded that God's good news will prevail over everything else.

January 8 - Luke 3:15-22; Jesus' baptism

January 15 - John 2:1-11; Wedding at Cana

January 22 - Luke 4:14-30; Spirit of the Lord is upon Jesus

January 29 - Luke 5:1-11; Miraculous catch

February 5 - Luke 6:17-26; Blessings and woes

February 12 - Luke 6:27-38; Loving your enemies

February 19 - Luke 9:28-36; Transfiguration





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 2023: February 5, March 5, April 3 (Palm Sunday), May 7, June 4, July 9, August 6, October 1 (World Communion Sunday), November 5, and December 3.





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 13, 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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