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.

Style of Worship

Our Worship style is traditional and 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 affirm our faith with the words of The Apostles’ Creed, and other confessions of faith or scripture.

Handicap Accessibility

Our building is handicap accessible. We have handicap parking spots to the left of the sanctuary building. There is also a side entrance under the portico many use to avoid the stairs at the front of the sanctuary. The bathrooms are also handicap accessible. Lastly, we have hearing assistance devices to use during worship for those who need help hearing.

Communion

 We celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, also known as Communion, at both services on the first Sunday each month.​

Length of Service

Our services last about one hour each week.

Children

Nursery care is available both services for children ages 0-4.

Elementary school children attend the first part of the service and are released to Children's Church following the Children’s Moment.

 

Teens attend services with parents and have activities at other times.

Fellowship Time

After each Sunday service, we invite you to join us for a time to greet you and get to know you over coffee and light refreshments. We would love for you to stay and join us for this informal fellowship time!

Dress Code

We welcome you to wear whatever you are most comfortable in. Most people dress business casual or dressy casual.

Where do I go?

There are greeters at the church doors and at the welcome table in the front of the Narthex.  Ushers at each of the doors to the Sanctuary are there to also welcome you and answer your questions, in addition to helping you find a seat, either in the sanctuary, or by directing you to the balcony. Please feel free to ask anyone with a name tag for help or directions

Introductions

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 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.​

Is the building wheelchair accessible?

The Sanctuary is accessible, with a handicap ramp at the main entrance. Restrooms located off the narthex are also wheelchair accessible.

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!

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LOWCOUNTRY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

10 Simmonsville Rd., Bluffton SC 29910

843-815-6570   lpcoffice1@hargray.com

 Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 8:30am-4pm;

Friday 8:30am-noon