WHAT TO EXPECT
“Worship is at the very heart of the church’s life. All that the church is and does is rooted in its worship. The community of faith, gathered in response to God’s call, is formed in its worship. Worship is the principal influence that shapes our faith, and is the most visible way we express the faith.”
– Presbyterian Church (USA) Book of Order, from the Preface 1993
When: Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM
Where: The LPC Sanctuary at 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
What: Worship is at the heart of what we do as a congregation.
Our bulletin includes instructions for each part of the worship service, including words for any hymns, creeds, or prayers that we will participate in together as a congregation.
Music is typically provided by the Chancel Choir, with Special musicians, like our handbell choir, occasionally enrich our services with many types of music.
What Takes Place During a Typical Worship Service?
Our worship service starts with a few moments of announcements pertinent to the life of the church.
Our traditional worship service includes hymns, responsive readings, both organ and piano music, as well as choral music.
We pray the Lord’s Prayer together, sing the Doxology, and we affirm our faith with the words of The Apostles’ Creed, and other confessions of faith or scripture.
We celebrate Communion, the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, at both services on the first Sunday each month.
Will I have to stand up and introduce myself?
While we begin our services welcoming our visitors, you are not asked to stand or raise your hand. We would very much appreciate if you would wear a name tag obtained at the visitors’ table, so we can greet you properly before and after the service.
What else happens on Sundays?
You are welcome to attend any of the Adult Education classes and special Study sessions, usually occurring following the 8:30a.m service, starting at 9:35a.m. Classes are held in either of two locations: in a classroom located just off the narthex or in the Parlor of the main church building.
We also gather together after Sunday service for a social time of fellowship. In this informal meet and greet venue, we enjoy getting to know each other and sharing in light refreshments provided by our Hospitality Committee. We would love for you to stay and join us!