WORSHIP at PCAS - Frequently Asked Questions
Are Children welcome and involved in the Worship Service?
Most certainly, children and teens are very much welcomed and involved in worship. Each Sunday, there is a Children's Message, after which children go to the Church House for Sunday School.
The Children take up the "Noisy Offering" each second Sunday, to support the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
We also have a new Children's Choir this Fall to help lead us in worship. And of course, there are the Christmas Pageant, Children's Sunday, and Youth Sunday services.
How often is Communion celebrated at PCAS, and is everyone invited to share this Sacrament?
Communion, the Lord's Supper, is shared on the first Sunday of each month, and on the first Sunday of each month, by the method of Intinction. Intinction involves coming forward (as one is able), taking a piece of bread and dipping it in a chalice of grape juice. This is a meaningful way to incorporate movement into our sharing of the Lord's Table. For those unable to come forward, Communion will be provided in place. Gluten-free bread is available for Communion. Communion at PCAS is an "Open Communion", welcoming all persons who express faith in Jesus Christ to share the Sacrament.
Is there Laity participation in worship?
Elders of the Church assist every Sunday in the leadership of worship, most often leading the Call to Worship, First Reading, and Prayer of Dedication for the Offering. Deacons of the Church serve as Ushers and Greeters for Sunday Worship. Both Elders and Deacons participate in serving the Sacrament of Communion.
Where do we park for Worship?
While the Sanctuary is surrounded on all sides by Cemetery, there is substantial parking behind the Church House, which is just two doors down from the Sanctuary at 352 Sycamore Avenue. For use of the Handicap Ramp, on the west side of the Sanctuary, you can pull into the driveway, and then proceed through the Cemetery to the Church House.
Is there a time of Fellowship on Sunday morning?
Of course! Presbyterians love to eat, and talk, and welcome new friends and long-time acquaintances. So, after worship we come over the Church House for marvelous refreshments provided by the committees and groups of the Church! Everyone is welcome! (in Summertime, we have the "No Joe Show" after worship - no coffee - but things like tea, lemonade, and cookies, and fruit, in the Social Hall just behind the Sanctuary)