The Means of Grace in the Church
Worship at Providence Presbyterian Church is centered on the Ordinary Means of Grace (Word, Prayer, and Sacrament). Worship at PPC is both reverent and orderly (1 Cor. 14:40) as the congregation dialogues with God in the context of the worship service.
The Music in the Church
At Providence, we sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19) mainly out of the Trinity Hymnal and the Trinity Psalter Hymnal. We mostly use piano in our worship service, but on occasion will include other classical instrumentation.
The Liturgy in the Church
Our Liturgy is deeply influenced by the protestant reformation. While this means that our congregational worship leans on the more traditional end of reformed liturgy, those who attend should expect a congregation that is enthusiastically engaged with worshipping the true and living God. Our worship service is saturated with the Scripture. In addition to the preaching of the Word, there is typically an additional Old Testament and New Testament reading. Moreover, the congregation will hear various responses from God in the Scripture (call to worship, preparation for confession of sin, assurance of pardon, and benediction). PPC ordinarily celebrates the Lord’s Supper on the last Sunday of the month.
The Family in the Church
At PPC, we encourage the whole counsel of God to attend our worship services. This includes even the youngest among us. Therefore, we encourage parents to keep their children in the worship service as much as possible. We realize there are times when this is not possible, so we do offer a nursery during the worship service as a service to parents who would otherwise miss parts of the service regularly. The nursery is not intended to be a place to send small children for a portion of or the entire service regularly, week after week. Our children belong to the kingdom of God (Mk. 10:13-16) and are thus included in the worship of God (Ps. 8:2). Don't worry, we expect infants and little children to make some noise during worship. We praise the Lord for the cries of little ones as a reminder of His gracious blessing of the gift of children, a heritage from Him.