Our final Wednesday Lenten Communion service will take place on March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel (use Ashland Ave. entrance).
HOLY WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE:
• Palm Sunday, March 25, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Worship, with Family Worship Class at 10:45 a.m.
• Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. Worship/Communion in the Sanctuary
• Good Friday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. ecumenical service with combined choir at First United Methodist Church of La Grange, 100 W. Cossitt Ave.
• Easter Sunday, April 1—Celebrate our risen Lord at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Worship—Invite a friend or neighbor!
Christian worship joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). In worship the people of God acknowledge God is present in the world and in their lives. As they respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ, believers are transformed and renewed. In worship the faithful offer themselves to God and are equipped for God’s service in the world. [Book of Order, Presbyterian Church (USA) W-1.001]
From the second week of September through the second week of June, the FPCLG family ordinarily offers two Sunday worship services. Both services are held in our Sanctuary and include the reading of scripture and a sermon by our pastor or visiting preacher. Both services celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (gluten-free) on the first Sunday of the month. Both services contain elements of worship in the Reformed Tradition. While the expressions of these worship services differ in style, they do not differ in purpose, or substance. It is our hope that you will choose a service that inspires your own sense of God’s presence and equips you to minister to others in your life.
9:30 A.M. Classic Worship:
Accompanied by the Sanctuary Choir and our 40 rank pipe organ, our Classic Worship service soars with the majesty of traditional hymns and unison prayers, encouraging reflection and introspection. Structured in the order used by protestant churches for over 500 years, this service invites participants to experience the reverence of classic Reformed worship.
11:15 A.M. Community Worship:
Accompanied by our Praise and Worship Team with keyboard, drums and guitars, Community Worship invites participants to celebrate God’s presence within and among God’s people. Informally led by lay members of our congregation, this service invites conversational reflection on God’s good work in our lives. Confession is shared, but not in unison, as one of our members prepares a personal reflection on the power of God’s unconditional grace.
10:00 A.M. "One Family" Summer Worship, Father's Day through Labor Day:
From the third Sunday in June through the first Sunday in September, we share in a single Sunday worship service which blends and exchanges elements of both Classic and Community worship services. During the weeks of summer we come together as one worshiping family, giving praise not only through the stirring of our hearts towards God, but also in the movement of our hands towards one another, as we celebrate both tradition and community found in God’s loving embrace.
nursery and kids'/youth activities during worship
Nursery care is available during services for the youngest ones, and both our Preschool Sunday School for ages 2-4 and Faith Forest, our children's education program for age 5-grade 5, meet during both services. Cross Trainers, our middle school youth group for grades 6-8, meets during the 11:15 a.m. worship service during the school year. Children participating in Preschool Sunday School, Faith Forest or Cross Trainers attend the beginning of the worship service.