Worship

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20

We invite you to worship with us each and every Sunday morning at 10:30am in person or at 10:30am online.



All in God's Family

Advent Sermon Series

The genealogies in Matthew and Luke are incredible Christmas gifts for the Christian. They show the faithfulness of the Lord to His people and His promises from Abraham to David, all the way to Jesus' birth. God did what He said He would do years ago! This family tree also shows God's bringing all kinds of people into His family. No matter where you live or what you've done, God invites you to be part of His family. Each week we'll see that this special family is made-up of people with different backgrounds that follow the Lord in similar ways. You have an incredible family tree and a faith heritage to live out!

November 28: Abraham & JOY, Genesis 15, 16, 18:1-15

December 5: Rahab & HOPE, Joshua 2

December 12: Ruth & PEACE, Ruth 1, 2, 4:13-22

December 19: David & LOVE, 1 Samuel 16, 2 Samuel 7:12-16, 12, 13

December 24 (Christmas Eve, 6pm): Joseph and Mary & GOD WITH US, Luke 1:26-55, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-20

December 26: the Magi, Matthew 2:1-12





Junior Church

Before the sermon, all children from preschool through 5th grade are invited to go downstairs for Junior Church - a worship experience at their age level.

The kid friendy worship includes starter questions & prayer requests, songs, scripture in child friendly words, and an activity to help understand that scripture passage. With a snack in hand, they talk about the scripture and what it tells them about God. An offering is collected, and the kids have a time of prayer. They close with a memory verse.

Throughout Junior Church, the kids have the chance to learn about the different elements of a worship service and understand how we are able to worship God in a variety of ways.



Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated during worship on the following Sundays in 2021: January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4 (Easter), May 2, June 6, August 1, October 3 (World Communion Sunday), November 7, and December 5.

We acknowledge that we are all joined together in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, so we invite those attending online worship services to celebrate communion with us. You may find more information about how to prepare and when to partake by clicking HERE.





Special Offerings

The Mission Committee has designated the following special offering collections for 2021 to benefit these ministries:

March 21 & 28 - EduNations (to help replace a necessary vehicle totaled in an accident)

April 4 & 11, Easter - The Yellow Ribbon Girls

May 9, Mother's Day - Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County (also collecting women's socks, slippers, deodorant, disinfecting wipes, & paper towels)

June 7-10, VBS - The Zack Packs (A quality embroidered back pack filled with toiletries, snacks, journal and other creature comforts, Zack Packs are given to families staying in the hospital with their medically fragile child.)

June 20, Father's Day - City Rescue Mission (also collecting men's flip flops, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, and foot powder)

September 12, 9/11 - Portersville - Muddy Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Portersville - Muddy Creek Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, & Wurtemburg - Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department

October 31, Christmas - The Yellow Ribbon Girls (collecting hot cocoa packets & instant oatmeal packets for the Christmas boxes mailed to military members)

November 7 & 14, Veteran's Day - It's About the Warrior Foundation

November 14, Thanksgiving - (collecting cans of cranberry sauce for the Thanksgiving boxes given out by the Portersville Food Pantry)

December 24, Christmas Eve - Promise of Life Network (formerly Alpha Omega Center)

More information about these organizations can be found on our Missions Spotlight page.





A Typical Service

We meet together to praise and worship the one true God. Pastor Patrick uses a sermon series format to bring about a deeper understanding of a biblical concept or book of the Bible. Our services have traditional elements including hymns accompanied by both organ and piano. Some services also include contemporary arrangements and special music presented by the Mountville choir, small groups, or soloists.

Our services include families with small children as well as those old enough to be grandparents and great grandparents. We believe that children are a sign that the church is growing, so we would rather have noisy children than no children at all. However, there is a play area downstairs for when it is needed. Some people come to worship wearing jeans and t-shirts, and others come wearing dresses or suits. All are welcome.

There is a ramp as well as stairs to access the main door. In the sanctuary, there are large monitors on the front wall to display the order of service, song lyrics, scripture, announcements, etc. as well as a printed paper bulletin. The sound system has recently been upgraded. On the sanctuary level, there is a handicap accessible restroom.





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