Central Presbyterian Church
Prayerfully bringing people together for spiritual fellowship and nurture, listening for God's Word, and responding in prayer and praise
The heart of the Christian community is regular worship. We gather at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday to acknowledge God present in the world and in our lives; to hear the Word of God, to offer ourselves to God and be equipped for service in the world. Through song, prayer, story and proclamation we thoughtfully and joyfully ascribe praise to God.
Music, in a variety of styles, is an essential part of our worship and takes the form of congregational singing, vocal and hand bell choir offerings and instrumental expression.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated in worship regularly on the first Sunday of every month and at other special times during the year as well. Around the table of the Lord, God's people are in communion with Christ and with all who belong to Christ. At Central Church all worshipers we desire to receive the sacrament are welcome at the table.
The Sacrament of Baptism is the sacrament of the church by which we belong to the covenant community. Baptism makes tangible, and seals what the Word proclaims. God's redeeming grace offered to all people. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated as a part of our common worship when adults desire to make their first public profession of faith, or when parents indicate a desire to present their children to receive the sacrament. As there is one body of Christ, there is one baptism. The Presbyterian Church ((SA) recognizes all baptisms administered by other Christian churches.
Occasional services provide other opportunities for worship: Blessing of Pets service; weddings; memorial services; special days of the church year.