Worship at Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church holds both an informal and a traditional service on Sunday mornings. These worship services give us an opportunity to deepen our relationship with God and share our faith in Jesus Christ. We are "traditional Presbyterian," with an emphasis on scripture, preaching, sacraments, and music.
||First Cup Communion Worship
(Sept. - May)
|Locations posted at building entrances; See Sunday School
The First Cup Communion Worship and Fellowship service provides a relaxed and informal setting for the worship of God. The sermon and scriptures are the same as for the 11:00 traditional service. Music is lead by the Praise Band. Words and scriptures are projected on a screen. This service will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00 to 9:45 am on Sunday mornings.
The traditional service has a more formal liturgy, traditional hymns with organ accompaniment, and choral music ranging from classical to spirituals. Occasionally there are cantatas, chancel dramas, and guest musicians. The adult choir sings each week. The handbell and children's choirs participate regularly. This service is held in the sanctuary at 11:00 am.
The Lord's Supper (Communion or the Eucharist) is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of the month in the 11:00 service, as well as on other special occasions. Communion is celebrated every Sunday in the First Cup service. It is a special joy when we celebrate the sacrament of baptism.
To make wholehearted worship possible for everyone, we provide child care from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm. We welcome children and encourage their participation in worship. Most preschool children stay in worship through the "Time with the Children" and then depart for child care downstairs in the sanctuary building.
There are also special services on Ash Wednesday at the beginning of Lent, the Maundy Thursday Service before Easter, the Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve services, as well as others.
See more information on the traditional worship service and the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist.