Worship With Us

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Welcome! We are so glad you are curious about worship and ministry and Central. We know that your first time at any church brings up questions. We want you to feel comfortable and free to experience God’s presence when you are with us—so if there is anything we’ve missed, please email us or call the church office at 610-269-1576.

Questions about worship…

Join us Sundays at 9:30am for worship (special services or changes will be noted on the homepage of the website). Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in worship, though young children have some special opportunities that families can choose from during the service. Worship lasts about an hour and is filled with an intentional variety of music, scripture, a sermon, prayers, sacraments, and other ways we connect with God. There are moments for the congregation to participate and opportunities to be quiet and reflect.
Come in whatever makes you most comfortable for worship. Our church family comes in a broad spectrum of attire—from t-shirts and jeans to business casual to dresses and suits with ties. A few of our kids have even shown up in princess costumes!
Almost without stairs anywhere in our building, most of Central is naturally mobility friendly, and we are becoming more so with the renovation of our main restrooms in summer 2017! Hearing assistant devices are available at the Welcome Center as well as large print hymnals. Please ask an usher for large print bulletins as you enter the sanctuary. If you require other accommodations (sign language interpreter, etc.) we will try our best to provide the support you need with enough advanced notice. Please contact us in the office for such requests.
The Welcome Center is located toward the middle of the narthex (lobby), and is staffed with helpful folks to assist you with just about anything you may need, including assistive listening devices, directions to restrooms, signing up for programs and more. Make sure to let them know you’re visiting with us and receive your free gift bag!

If you have children you would like to register for care during the service, our greeters can direct you to the right place as well. Be sure to sign the fellowship pad at the end of the pew to share your name with those worshipping around you, and so we can thank you for being with us!

During the service, all those who call Central their church home are given a chance to give back a portion of what we have received from God to further the ministry of the church here and abroad. As our guest you are not expected to give an offering—we are just happy to have you with us. If you choose to participate, offering envelopes are available in the pews or scan the QR code on the bulletin to be brought directly to an online-giving platform. If you provide your contact information we can get you a tax deductible receipt.
The Presbyterian Church recognizes two sacraments—baptism and communion. We baptize both infants/ children and adults here at Central and celebrate that act on behalf of the entire congregation in worship. If you are interested in exploring baptism for you or your child, please contact the church office to schedule a meeting with one of the pastors.

Communion is typically celebrated on the first Sunday of the month, and is a chance for our church to gather around table, as Jesus did with his disciples, to remember his story and tangibly experience his grace and love. All who seek to meet Christ at the table are welcome to participate in Communion. We give instructions each time we serve Communion to make sure everyone knows how to participate. Gluten free bread is available for those with dietary restrictions.

Café Central – Coffee, Donuts and Fellowship time
On most Sundays immediately following the service, Fellowship Hall (located across the narthex from the sanctuary) is transformed into a coffee house environment—a place to meet, greet and eat! You are invited to join us for a cup of coffee, tea, lemonade, a light snack, and catch up with old friends or make new ones.

Grand Central Station Education Hour at 11am
We offer educational opportunities for all ages after worship and Café Central most weeks (2nd- 5th Sundays) during the academic year. Classes for children, youth, and adults are offered – check your bulletin or ask at the Welcome Center for the current classes.

Extending the Table
On the first Sundays of the month, after we have celebrated communion in worship, we “Extend the Table” by participating in a church-wide mission project or fellowship event. It’s a great way to be reminded worship feeds us to do God’s work in the world. It also is a great way for our whole church family to be together. Extending the Table events have included packing meals for “Stop Hunger Now” and the annual “Heifer International Market,” and the September Congregation and Community Picnic.