Stow Presbyterian Church

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Sunday Worship

God created us to have relationship with Him, and our greatest spiritual need is to connect to Him. We do this in worship, where we praise and thank Him and receive His goodness, strength and love. We worship God as a community of believers with music and prayer, and we learn from His holy Word, the Bible. We know that worship is a family activity, and we strive to involve the entire family in the worship experience.

Nursery care is available during services, and children can participate in our children's worship program. We would love to have you join us in the worship experience.


 

Sunday Schedule

Worship 8:15 am

For early risers, our 8:15 service includes the call to worship, hymns, message, and sung prayer responses. Features occasional special music.

Discipleship Hour  9:30 am

Our discipleship hour is a time to grab some complimentary coffee and bakery in our cafe, drop the kids and teens off at Sunday school classes, and dig deeper into your own faith in an adult Bible fellowship.  (No worship service during this hour.)

Worship 10:45 am

This service features our choirs and a children's message. Our children's church program follows the children's message (see info at right).


communionCommunion

We celebrate the Sacrament of Communion about once a month. We believe the bread and wine indicate the spiritual presence of Christ and that we are sealed in His covenant when we take, eat, drink and remember His sacrifice on the cross. We invite everyone who wishes to draw closer to Christ to join us in communion.

Communion is served to seated attendees using individual cups of red wine and white grape juice and bite-sized pieces of bread on trays. Children old enough to understand communion are welcome to participate.


Annual Special Services

The following are special worship services we observe each year:

Lent and Easter

thumb_easter_lilyWe observe Lent with a communion service on Ash Wednesday that includes optional disposition of ashes. Holy week activities include Palm Sunday distribution of palms; Maundy Thursday observance; and a Good Friday tennebrae service. Easter celebration services are held at their usual Sunday morning times.

Healing service

thumb_healing_svc_logoOnce a year we hold a healing service to pray for God's touch in our physical, emotional and spiritual lives. Anointing of those in need of special prayer is also offered during the service.

Advent and Christmas

christmas_red_candles_squareAdvent often includes a Sunday evening celebration featuring a potluck dinner and musical entertainment by our vocal choirs, bell ensembles, and puppet ministry, emceed by Pastor David and his handpuppet friends. On Christmas Eve we hold services at 6:00 and 8:00 pm so that our staff can enjoy Christmas day with their families.

Sermon Series

  • What Does the Lord Require of You?

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    The Necessities of Faith Challenge

    The Lenten series for 2014 will challenge the congregation to understand and engage in following the biblical requirements of faith. A challenge will be offered each week to give persons the opportunities to live out their God-given potential to make an impact in their homes, work places, community and world.

    Listen or read last Sunday's message.

Lenten Observances

Ash Wednesday

7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent, the 40 days of preparation for the sacrifice and victory of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This worship service begins our Lenten message series, which continues on the Sundays of Lent and concludes on Holy Thursday. The Ash Wednesday service includes communion and the optional dispensation of ashes.

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Palm Sunday

Join us during regular Sunday worship times as Pastor David Weyrick concludes his Lenten sermon series and palms are distributed after each service.

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Maundy Thursday

7:00 pm

Communion service in the worship center. A nursery for toddlers and infants will be available.

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Good Friday

7:00 pm

Tennebrae means “darkness,” and in this service, we reflect on the dark afternoon that Jesus died on the cross. Candles are extinguished as the Passion scriptures are read. Service ends in darkness and silence.

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Easter Sunday

He is risen! Celebration services at 8:15, and 10:45 a.m.



Worship Childcare

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For the dignity of worship, and as a courtesy to others, we ask that children unable to sit quietly through the service be allowed to spend time in our nurseries instead. 

Infants and Toddlers are welcome in the nurseries all Sunday morning.

Ages 3 and up have Sunday school classes from 9:30-10:30 am. (9:00-10:00 in the summer)

Preschoolers have PB&J (Preschool Buddies and Jesus) following the children's message during the 10:45 am service. (10:15 summer)

K-2nd grade have J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) children's church following the children's message during the 10:45 am service. (10:15 summer)

Children in Worship

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We offer these worship activities for children:

Children's Bulletins – Children's bulletins for ages 5-12 are available from the ushers.  

Children's Sermon Bulletins - Children in 3rd-6th grade can follow the sermon with a special puzzle page, available from the ushers. Completed puzzles are eligible for a prize drawing. 

Children's Message – During the second worship service, toddlers-2nd graders gather on stage for a fun message based on the day's scripture.

Preschool Buddies and Jesus (PB&J) - Following the children's message in the second service, toddlers and preschoolers are invited downstairs for a coloring page, story and playtime.

Jesus and Me (J.A.M.) – Following the children’s message in the second service, a children's church program based on the sermon is held in a classroom downstairs for kids Kindergarten- 2nd grade.


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