- Christian education for all ages at 9:00 am
- Worship service at 10:15 am
Our Sunday morning worship services take place at 10:15 AM in our church building. We generally begin before the service with a few minutes of singing together, even as people continue to enter the sanctuary and take their seats. People can request certain hymns from the Trinity Hymnal, and we usually have time for 3-4 hymns before the service officially begins. Our service opens with a welcome and some announcements, and then we transition to the time of worship. Worship includes singing, corporate and private prayer, affirming of creeds and liturgy of the church, preaching, and a once-a-month celebration of the Lord’s Supper. We print a detailed worship folder/bulletin each Sunday, so that worshipers can follow along in the service with ease. The center of our service is the preaching of the Word, which is normally done by our senior pastor. Our normal practice is “expository” preaching, which takes us through a book of the Bible, passage by passage and week by week. There is time for greeting and chatting with people both before and after the service, and we normally serve hot/cold beverages and light snacks.
We take our ministry to the children of SVPC very seriously, and we care deeply about helping kids learn God’s Word and grow in their love for Jesus Christ! During the school year, we have age-based Sunday school classes for kids ages 2 through high school during the 9:00 AM hour and nursery available during that hour for children under 2. Then, during the worship service, we offer nursery for children under 3, and “Children’s Church” for children ages 2-8. We also have a cry room for parents and babies or young children. We invite kids ages 2-8 to stay in the service with their parents through the “Children’s Sermon,” which is given by Pastor Jon each week; they are then dismissed to children’s church for the remainder of the service.
Next to Sunday morning attendance, the best way to get “plugged in” here at SVPC is to join one of our geographically-based “Community Groups,” which generally meet on weeknights in the homes of small group leaders. We have 7 different small groups, which are centered around Bible study, fellowship, prayer, and service. Contact Pastor Jon (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to get connected to a Community Group.
Adult Sunday School
During the school year, adult Sunday school takes place at 9:00 AM in one of our classrooms. In the fall of 2017, our Sunday school will be team-taught by our pastors and elders, and will focus on the history, people, and key doctrines of the 16th and 17th century Reformation. All are welcome to join us for this class.
Big Family Fellowship (BFF) Meals
We meet quarterly, following our Sunday morning service, for “Big Family Fellowship” (“BFF”) meals at SVPC. We serve a full lunch, and use the time to fellowship together and get to know one another in the body here. Stay tuned for dates, which will be announced on Sunday mornings and in our weekly newsletter.