CONCORD, NC  28025

Worship - General Information

The English word, "worship," comes from an Anglo-Saxon word, "weorthscipe" which meant "to ascribe worth". When we worship God we are setting aside time to express our love for and thanksgiving to God in our praise, thanksgiving and offerings.

As we both offer ourselves to God, and receive from God in worship, our lives are shaped in crucial ways. The hymns we sing, the music and anthems we hear, the prayers we hear and pray, the reading of Scripture and hearing of sermons, even the act of sitting with people different from us influence the kind of person we will become.

In addition, in our mobile and hyperactive society, the act of coming together as a community of faith for worship provides space and opportunity to slow down, reflect, and be reminded that we are not alone—the Spirit of God is with us when we worship.

At First Presbyterian we have two worship services each Sunday morning, 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (except in July and August, when we hold one worship service at 10 a.m.).

Both services are identical except for the music. Most Sundays the Sanctuary Choir (adult choir) helps lead worship at the 11:00 service only. In terms of music and worship style, both services are traditional.

The 8:45 service typically has fewer worshipers.

During the year we have special services at Christmas and at Easter.

There are nurseries provided at both services for children up to four years old. The nurseries are staffed by paid workers and youth volunteers.

Children's worship bags and bulletins are available at both worship services. These items offer learning activities related to the morning's scripture lessons. Please ask an usher for one of these bulletins or bags.

Kindergartners and first graders come to the beginning of the 11:00 service and go to Junior Church following the Message for Children.

Our congregation is delighted to have visitors worshipping with us.

Please join us in worship!