• Sundays:
    • 9:00 a.m. Black’s Chapel
    • 11:00 a.m. Town Church**
      ** Nursery care is provided during the 11:00 AM worship service at TPC **
  • Annually in August: Outdoor service / picnic at Fort Witten (Historic Crab Orchard Museum)
  • Various music-centered worship services during the year including:

Components of the Worship Service:

With some variation the following are typically included in each Sunday worship service:

  • Music
    • Congregational hymns, choruses, and responses
    • Traditional Doxology and Gloria Patri
    • Anthem by Chancel Choir or Children’s Choir
    • Organ or piano prelude, offertory, and postlude
  • Prayers and Liturgy
    • Scriptural Call to Worship
    • Affirmation of Faith: The Apostle’s (or other) Creed
    • Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer
    • Call to Prayer, Prayer of Confession, Assurance of Pardon
    • Reading of Scripture and Congregational Response
    • Benediction
  • Pastoral Message (Sermon)
  • Time With the Young Church (Children’s Sermon)


The Children in Worship

  • Adult-supervised nursery provided for infants and toddlers during the 11:00 AM worship service at TPC
  • Children’s Sermon for preschool and elementary children
  • Children’s Church – preschool and younger-elementary children leave the Sanctuary after Children’s Sermon for an age-appropriate Christian program downstairs on the ground floor
  • Children’s Choir provides special music one Sunday each month of the school year


Liturgical emphases:

  • Use of traditional liturgical colors in the Sanctuary
  • Observance, through choice of music and other service components, of:
    • Christmas and Easter
    • The seasons of Advent and Lent, including Christmas Eve and Good Friday
    • To varying extent, other notable Sundays on the traditional liturgical calendar
  • Communion
    • 1st Sunday of each Month
    • Christmas Eve
    • Maundy Thursday
  • Baptism – as requested and appropriate
  • Confirmation of youth members who have completed Confirmation Class – Annually


Special worship events:

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