FAQs for Visitors
If you are
Here are a few more FAQs:
Look on our Worship Page for worship times. If you like liturgical worship and good
We have some
great musicians, and often draw musicians from the community to kick our
worship up a notch. Several times each
year we welcome a number of them for special recitals or programs – usually one
in the spring and another on Reformation Sunday. Our choirs are pretty good, too, and
generally do two Cantatas each year – one on the Third Sunday of Advent, and
another right after Easter. If you like
Bell Choir music, you’ll have to go a long way before you hear a Bell Choir as good as
All are welcome to receive communion, which involves real bread, and wine or grape juice. We usually do communion by “stations,” which involves following a line of folks up the aisle to where the pastor is standing, to receive the bread, then to an attendant to receive a cup and, finally, to another attendant with a “pouring chalice,” who will pour you some wine. You can put the empty cup in a receptacle – or you can keep it. We’ve been trying to figure out what we can make of them, but we came up empty (bad joke)! As to what to wear to church, the best advice is: clothes. Do that, you’re o.k. We’re not too formal.
Child Care: We have a nursery for the little tots during the 10:15 am service. Ask an usher for directions to the nursery (ushers are usually well-marked – they’re the ones with all the bulletins). We also have Children’s Church during that service, except during the summer. If you’re coming to a Special Service (Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Christmas, etc.) call the office. If we know you’re coming, we’ll make sure there’s someone there to watch your children. We have a Youth Protection Policy in place, to make sure your children are kept safe.
The church sanctuary is handicap accessible through the
Hours of Operation: The church office is open from 8:30 am until noon; then again from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our Pastor is in his office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings until noon, unless he has an emergency or meeting elsewhere. It’s best to check before you come in to see him.
Whether you are
“just visiting,” looking for a place to worship on a
If there’s anything we haven’t covered here, please feel free to call our Secretary, Deb Montgomery, at (717)248-8780, or our Pastor, at that same number; or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.