We want to extend to you a very warm welcome as you consider visiting Valley Presbyterian Church (VPC). We invite you to join us for our Sunday worship service and to attend one of our Sunday morning Christian Education classes for all ages (Sunday School Classes). During our worship service you can expect the following experience:
First, expect to meet with God.
Jesus promised his church "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them" (Matthew 18:20). God loves to gather his church to receive their praises and care for them through his gracious and loving ministry of Word and Sacrament.
Second, expect to hear God.
God loves to gather his church and speak to them through his Word and Spirit. God will speak to you throughout the worship service as the Scriptures are read and preached. At VPC we believe that when the Bible speaks God speaks! Please come prepared to hear from the Lord.
Third, expect to speak to God.
God delights to receive the praises of his people. We speak to God in song and prayer.
Finally, expect to be comforted, convicted, healed and guided by God.
God gathers his church that he might refresh and change his people through his great love, compassion, and forgiveness shown to sinners in Jesus Christ.
Children are welcomed in worship as part of the covenant family of God. We encourage families to keep their children in the worship service regardless of age, so they may follow parent examples in worshipping God. Don’t worry if your children are a bit restless or noisy. However, if you believe your child is too restless or noisy during any worship service, don’t hesitate to visit the Nursery (ages 0-3) or Sermon Training Room.
Come as you are. Our worship is formative and centered around Christ in all the Scriptures. We love to sing carefully chosen, biblically faithful, simple, and traditional songs. To an example of a liturgy CLICK HERE Our worship service is:
We approach God as he commands and with a recognition of his surpassing glory and power as our creator and redeemer.
Christ is the king of the Church who saved her through his life, death, resurrection, and ascension. It is this Christ that our service proclaims, especially in our preaching and the sacraments.
We worship together as a congregation that incorporates the ecumenical creeds and reformed confessions into the life of the Church and the believer. Our liturgical forms and prayers have their roots in the patristic, medieval, and reformation church.
Our worship is regulated by what Scripture commands. Our worship is full of Scripture — we read it, preach it, sing it, pray it, and, in the sacraments, we see it. Our worship also gives voice to the distinctive messages of Scripture in Law and Gospel.
Our worship has a logic — a Biblical pattern — that is followed week-in and week-out. This repetition is formative and sanctifying, changing our hearts and minds.
We regularly and eagerly administer the two sacraments that Christ instituted, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. They are not an addendum to our worship but a feature. Typically, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper each week. The Lord's Supper is for baptized, faith in Christ professing and repentant Christians who are members in good standing at a gospel-preaching church. If that is not you refrain from partaking of the Lord's Supper and please feel free to speak with our pastors or elders about the things of the Lord.