Category: Worship

Worship With Us – November and December 2017

• Sunday, November 5
All Saints’ Sunday, at both 9 and 11 am services

• Thursday, November 16 at 8 pm, Wagner Room
It’s Thursday Night Live! Every Third Thursday of the month, join the LP Praise Band for a casual worship time.  We’ll sing, pray, hear devotions, and enjoy one another’s fellowship.

• Sunday, November 26, at 8:45 am
4th Sunday breakfast and worship, for young and old alike. There will be no breakfast on Sunday, December 24, but  breakfasts will return in January.

• Sunday, December 10, 11 am
The Song Heard ‘Round the World, a cantata for Christmas by Joseph Martin, will be presented by the Chancel and Bell Choirs. This journey of international carols and folk songs highlights the theme of unity and peace throughout the world. Bring family and friends.

Live Nativity, 5–7 pm
Our youth and church will present a LIVE NATIVITY at Lincoln Park

• Thursday, December 21 at 8 pm, Wagner Room
Thursday Night Live

• Sunday, December 24:  Christmas Eve
Morning worship at 9 and 11am. NO BREAKFAST this Sunday.

7 pm Family Candle Lighting Service  with children’s pageant.
10 pm Traditional Candle Lighting and Communion Service.
Vocal and instrumental preludes begin at 9:30 pm.

• No service on Christmas Day.

• Sunday, December 31
One service only at 11 am.

Pastor Kyung

Music News – Summer 2017

Music NewsOur annual Summer Mini-Concert series is continuing through July and August at 10:45 AM in the Sanctuary. Please join us and enjoy these talented performers.

On September 10th, we will have one service at 10 AM followed by a picnic on the church lawn. The following Sunday, September 17th, we will resume our Sunday School classes for all ages for the fall season (starts at 10:10 AM).

If you or anyone you know would like to perform a future mini-concert for our church, please contact Bev Perella, Director of Music.


July 30 Jim Spangler and Maeve Bartra, trumpet duo
August 6 Dorinne Bilger, piano
August 13 Phyliss Peters, harp.
August 20 Lindsey Villecco, soprano
August 27 Natalie Madeira, soprano
September 3 Hymn Sing
September 10 One Service at 10 AM followed by church picnic on the lawn
September 17 All Sunday School classes resume
October 1 Brian Mishler, cello


Worship With Us – March and April 2017

For the months of March and April, we will continue to follow the Revised Common Lectionary witnessing the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of our Lord.  Come and worship and allow the Holy Spirit to move in your heart as together we are transformed more and more into the image of Christ and find rest, joy, and peace amidst the challenges and storms of life.


March 1 Ash Wednesday: “A New Heart” (7 PM) Matthew 6:1-6,16-21
March 5 “A Necessary Testing” Matthew 4:1-11
March 12 “For God So Loved” John 3:1-17
March 19 “The Samaritan Woman” John 4:5-42
March 26 “Seeing Who He Is and Who We Are” John 9:1-41
April 2 “Winding Sheets” John 11:1-45
April 9 Passion Sunday: “The Cross” Matthew 27:11-54
April 13 Holy Thursday: “My Hands and My Head as Well” (7 PM) John 13:1-17,31b-35
April 16 Easter Sunday Matthew 28:1-10
April 23 “Peace be with You” John 20:19-31
April 30 “Did Our Hearts Not Burn” Luke 24:13-35

Worship With Us – Jan and Feb 2017

9am WorshipTo begin the new year, we will be following the Revised Common Lectionary which leads us from Jesus’ circumcision at eight days old to his baptism at around age 30, to the calling of his first disciples, the inauguration of his ministry, preaching, and transfiguration. In observing and following Jesus, we begin to see a pattern for our own spiritual formation. We find we are becoming disciples of the one who called us to take up our cross and follow him.


January 15 Come and See John 1:29-42
January 22 Follow Me Matthew 4:12-23
January 29 The Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-11
February 5 Guest Preacher – Pastor Larry Carl Matthew 5:13-20
February 12 But, I Say Matthew 5:21-37
February 19 Be Perfect  Matthew 5:38-48
February 26 Transfigured Matthew 17:1-9


Every Third Thursday Join Us for Worship at 8 pm

Thursday Night LiveIt’s Thursday Night Live! Please come for a special monthly worship service  in our Wagner Room the third Thursday of every month. During this casual worship time, we’ll sing, pray, hear devotions, and join in fellowship with one another. This is a great opportunity for anyone who cannot attend worship on Sunday mornings, or for anyone who’d like to supplement weekly worship with a new experience in a different setting.

Worship With Us – Nov. and Dec. 2016

In October, we began a six-week sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Others Things The Bible Doesn’t Say.

The season of Advent begins November 27 when we’ll follow the Revised Common Lectionary as we prepare ourselves for Christmas, and the coming of Emmanuel, “God with us.”

Christmas Sanctuary


November 6 All Saints Sunday

Half Truths: God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle

I Corinthians 10:13
November 13 Half Truths: God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It Deuteronomy 23:12-14
November 20 Half Truths: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin Matthew 7:1-5
November 27 Comings Matthew 24:26-44
December 4 Get Found Matthew 3:1-12
December 11 Christmas Cantata  Is Jesus the One to Come? Matthew 11:2-11
December 18 He Will Save His People from Their Sins Matthew 1:18-25
December 24 Christmas Eve, 7 and 10 pm

Glory to God in Heaven, and on Earth Peace

Luke 2:1-14
December 25 Christmas Day, Informal Service, at 8 am, in the Sanctuary  
January 1 New Year’s Day, 10 am, Covenant Service and Love Feast  


Nativity - Ice

Come Early for Christmas Day Worship

This year, Christmas day falls on a Sunday. To celebrate the birth of our Lord, we will meet early, at 8 am, on Christmas day, for a short informal service of carols and a Christmas meditation before returning to our homes to celebrate with family and friends.

New Year’s Love Feast

On New Year’s Day, the first Sunday of January, we’ll gather in the Sanctuary for one service, 10 am, for a Wesleyan Covenant Service and Love Feast.  Come bring in the New Year with the worship of our Lord, “our help in ages past and hope for years to come!”

Worship With Us – September and October 2016

“Come let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, the flock that he shepherds.”
— Psalm 95:6,7

9am Worship

During the month of September, we will consider the Letter of James as he describes the characteristics of a healthy Christian community.  We also begin our annual stewardship series on “Sacrificial Giving”. In October, we begin a six week sermon series based Adam Hamilton’s book “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Others Things The Bible Doesn’t Say.”



September 4 All Good Things Are from Heaven Above” James 1:12-18
September 11
(One service at 10 AM followed by picnic)
“Honoring the Poor” James 2:1-14
September 18 “What Good Does It Do?” – Jerry Manhart and Jack Villecco  
September 25 “Giving Sacrificially: Out of Abundance”  Luke 19:1-10
October 2 “Giving Sacrificially: Out of Poverty” (World Communion Sunday)  John 6:1-14
October 9 “Giving Sacrificially: Cheerfully” (Consecration Sunday) 2 Corinthians 9
October 16 Laity Sunday”  
October 23 “Half Truths: Everything Happens for a Reason” Deuteronomy 30:19-20a
October 30 “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” Psalm 121