Sunday Worship Info

Sunday Worship
  9:00 am    Traditional Service
10:30 am    Contemporary Service
Child Care & Education Options
   9:00 am    Nursery Care; Sunday school (Children)
 10:30 am    Nursery Care; Sunday school (Children)
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Core Beliefs

Essential Tenets of Presbyterian Reformed Faith

1. Presbyterians as Christians (Shared beliefs with other Christians)

A. The Mystery of a triune God: We share with Protestants, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox.  One God who Scripture shows is creator, reconciler, and sustainer.

B.The incarnation of the eternal Word of God in Jesus Christ: That we are not alone, “Emmanuel, God with us.”  Jesus Christ is begotten of God and is our only source of reconciliation back to God.

2. Presbyterians as Protestants (Shared beliefs with other Protestants)

A. Justification by Grace through Faith: We have not fulfilled God’s law of loving God with all our heart, mind and soul, and neighbor as ourselves. So we are not justified in and of ourselves to approach God.  We are not righteous.  But God’s love in Jesus Christ saves us and draws us back to God.

B. Authority of Scripture: Lies at the center of Christian faith.  The lens through which we know God, who we are and how we must live. Points to the truth.

3. Presbyterians as Reformed (Beliefs emphasized for Reformed Presbyterians)

A. God’s sovereignty: God and God alone is the only source and power of all that exists.

B. Election of God’s People for Service and Salvation: One important characteristic of our heritage is that the law comes after our grace, which is a way we show our gratitude for the grace given to us. (Whereas, by contrast, Lutherans would see the law as pointing to our sin and coming before our grace.)

C.God’s Covenant with Chosen People: God called ordinary people and entrusted them to follow God’s guidance in spreading God’s love and living holy lives.  “I will be your God, you will be my people.” And, “I will be with you till the end of the age.” We are all chosen.

D. Faithful Stewardship of Creation: Responsibility on us to care for each other as well as creation.

E. Recognizing Human Tendency Toward Idolatry and Tyranny, Which is Sin: Everyone believes in something, it just may be wrong because sin and evil have clouded our judgments and attempted to mask the truth of who God is.

F.That God’s People Work Toward the Transformation of Society by Seeking Justice and Living in Obedience to the Word of God: Our task is not to be successful in bringing in the Kingdom of God, but to be obedient in trying.



Tuesday August 27th @ 6:30 PM
Session Meeting
Sunday September 1th @ 9:00 AM
Traditional Worship
Sunday September 1th @ 10:30 AM
Contemporary Worship
Tuesday September 3th @ 6:00 PM
Young Adult Team
Tuesday September 3th @ 6:30 PM
Family Team Meeting

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August 18, 2019
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