Worship Services

We worship at 9:30am only beginning June 9. We return to 2 services each Sunday on September 15.

Our 8:30am services are designed to be especially engaging for our youngest worshippers and their families. You’ll notice a simpler, more interactive style, a briefer service (45 minutes) and weekly Communion.

Our 11:00am services are both in person and on YouTube. You’ll notice a more traditional service (1 hour) with our choir and the monthly celebration of Communion.

Both services are welcoming to people of all ages and we encourage everyone to experience both.

PPC values every individual in their faith journey. We encourage and support all God’s children to seek and find what unique gifts God has called them to share with our community and the world.

We gather each week as a church family to worship God, support one another, and grow in faith, love, unity, grace, and gratitude.

As part of our commitment to valuing all people in our worship and ministries, our facilities are equipped with a ramp and an elevator as well as accessible restrooms. We offer large-print bulletins and hymnals and an Assistive Listening System in the sanctuary.

You might wonder, how should I dress? Come as you are! Some folks dress up for church but plenty of others wear jeans or casual clothing. We care more about you being here than we do about what you are wearing.

We offer special services throughout the year including Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.

Sacraments

We celebrate two sacraments–baptism and communion.

Baptism is a sign of God’s love as we are warmly welcomed into the family of faith. By water and the Holy Spirit, we participate in Christ’s death and resurrection, and we are joined to the church, which is Christ’s body.

Communion helps us look backward to remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples before he was crucified while it also reminds us to look forward to the full and joyful feast that all believers will have one day in heaven.

If you are interested in learning more about being baptized, or having your child baptized, please contact our church office.

our worship values

We value Worship that is Biblical, Sacramental, Responsive, Intergenerational and Inclusive, as well as Music that Resonates with Body and Soul.

We value Biblical worship that honors God and helps us grow in faithfulness and love (Psalm 95:6, Nehemiah 8:1-8, Acts 2:42).

Biblical worship inspires us to serve and give through singing, praying, hearing, reading, and learning from Scripture. The word of the Lord teaches us how to live, guides us through hardships, shows us how to love and forgive, and helps us see others the way God sees us.

Biblical worship honors the customs of God’s people through the ages as described in the Old and New Testaments. Biblical worship is both ancient and contemporary; anchored in early church rhythms and future-oriented.

We value Sacramental worship that takes our faith deeper than spoken words, helping us experience the mystery of Christ and inspiring us to serve God and others (Psalm 34:8, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

Sacramental worship helps us see, taste, hear, and touch the word of God. It calls forth artistic gifts and celebrates the sacraments of Baptism (entrance) and Holy Communion (continuing nurture and nourishment) as we engage with the reality of Jesus’ sacrifice and risen life.

We value Intergenerational, Inclusive worship that helps us experience the body of Christ in greater fullness as the community of faith and in the glorious diversity and unity of people from all backgrounds, abilities, families, and cultures. (Isaiah 55:1, Matthew
25:44-45, Matthew 11:28-30).

Intergenerational, inclusive worship enriches us all as we recognize and share the gifts we have been given.

We intentionally encourage people of all ages, abilities, races, backgrounds, and perspectives to participate in worshiping, growing, and sharing the word of God. Whether a visitor, new, or founding member, young or old—all are equal and welcome here.

We value Responsive worship, fully engaging us in responding to God’s salvation during the worship service itself as well as in shaping our daily lives. (John 15:16, Titus 3:4-5, 1 Corinthians 10:31). The Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—initiates and we respond.

Responsive worship is interactive, unifying us in God’s Spirit as one community of faith as we grow in our knowledge and love for him. We seek to be understanding, patient, respectful, kind, and accepting when others respond in different ways.

We value Music that Resonates with Body and Soul with a universal language, emotional engagement, and theological soundness. (Psalm 100, Ephesians 5:18-20, Revelation 5:9-12)

Music serves to worship our Lord through praise, joy, confession, lament, and thankfulness. We value music from all ages and cultural expressions. Music is a form of worship that serves in a unique way with hearts, voices, and musical instruments, enabling us to praise the Lord as a rejoicing body.