What to Expect

Our Worship Service

On Sunday mornings we gather to do “all of life in an hour.” It’s actually a little over an hour, but the idea is that God gathers us through a call to worship, we sing his praises, confess our sins and pray for the needs of our church and world, and give him our offerings. Our pastors preach for about half an hour, and we have communion on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, then we sing some more, and receive the blessing.

Between services, we have coffee and donuts, and lots of fellowship in our lobby.

Communion

Communion is for Christians to remember Jesus’ sacrifice and to allow us to taste the forgiveness of his love afresh as we commune with God and each other. We offer both wine and grape juice to make all Christians feel welcome operating according to their conscience. The matzoh bread is gluten free. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Music

Our music leaders strive for musical excellence, theological richness, and a Christ-centered focus in our worship to God.

Our 8:30 service approaches God in a more traditional style with hymn, special musical pieces, and sometimes with the help of SDPC's choir.

At 11:00 we worship through a contemporary set, with a good dose of classic hymns.

Children's Church & Nursery

We have a nursery for children through age 2, and children’s church services from ages 3–5. Children are encouraged to stay in the service up until the song right before the sermon, and they go back for a fun, age-appropriate lesson using the “Show Me Jesus” curriculum. Parents are also welcome to have their children with them through the service.

What To Wear

Like most families, our church family has people who are formal and people who are informal. Our first service tends to see more ties and heels, and the second service more flip flops (in the summer). But whether you are wearing a suit or dress, or a tee-shirt and shorts, you will find lots of people dressed just like you.

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