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What to Expect at PPC

Visiting Providence Presbyterian Church
We invite you to gather with God’s people, every Lord's Day, to worship the living and true God! Worship at Providence is a conversation between God and his people. Come ready to hear God speak life to a dark world, through the reading and preaching of his holy and inerrant Word. We respond to his grace by prayer and singing psalms and hymns of praise. Stay afterward to meet God’s people, and behold how good it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Please, don’t rush out; the sweet fellowship afterward is one of God’s gifts to us.

When are your services?
Our Lord’s Day Service is on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Come a little early to prepare your heart for worship. The worship service is followed by Sunday School classes.

Wednesday evening prayer and catechism begin at 6:30 pm. Classes for children are on the Westminster Shorter Catechism as Explained by Scripture. Adults are studying the Westminster Larger Catechism and corresponding Scriptures.

How Should I Dress?
Our desire is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit. Some of our members dress in suits, others in jeans. "Man looks on the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart" (1 Sam 16:7). We don’t prefer one type of dress over another (James 2). More important than how you dress is that you come with a heart for worshiping God (1 Pet 3:3-4). Whatever you do, come to glorify him (1 Cor 10:31). 

I Have an Infant or Toddler. Do you provide a nursery for them?
We love babies and toddlers and welcome them with open arms, just as Christ did. “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for of such as these is the kingdom of heaven” (Mark 10:14). While families are welcome to keep their babies in the service with them, we provide a securely staffed nursery for infants and toddlers.

Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?
Worship is largely an act of thanksgiving to God for his mercy! We welcome full participation in our worship, including an offering of thanks.  "Determine in your own heart what to give, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Cor 9:7). Even a small offering is precious in God’s eyes! (Mark 12:41-43) 

If you are a member of another church, we encourage you to support the ministry of the local church where you are a member. If you are not a member of a local church, please, talk to our pastor or elders about joining the next membership class.

Location

Providence is currently meeting at St. James Lutheran Church. Click the link below for a map of the area.

St. James Lutheran Church 146 N. Main St. Glen Carbon, IL

 

 

Mailing Address (Church Office)
409 Edwardsville Rd.
Suite A
Troy, IL 62294
Phone: 618-505-0155
Email: church@providencepres.net

Illiana Presbytery of the PCA

Providence Presbyterian is a PCA church and one of 13 churches within the Illiana Presbytery.