Worship begins each Lord’s day at 8:30AM or 11:00AM, and Sunday School at 10:00AM. One of the first things you may notice is all the hustle and bustle of friends and family coming together to worship. We joyfully believe we are called to be a community. Join us!
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inerrant Word Of God. They are our only rule in faith and practice. While we believe the Westminster Confession of Faith and its catechisms are the best summary of biblical truth, they are subordinate to the Bible. Further, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of His people by grace through faith. Feel free to ask further about our beliefs, creeds, and calling when visiting!
Our Calling and Style
We are called to worship in spirit and in truth, and therefore want to engage our affections as well as our minds. We continually remind ourselves that we are to be full of reverence and awe, confessional and biblical, focused on congregational participation, and emphasizing every means of grace at every opportunity. Musically speaking, we sing Psalms, hymns, and songs accompanied mainly by guitars, strings, and piano. We intentionally pull from a variety of historical settings and we do a fair amount of composing and writing as well. Please browse our bulletins here.
Further, we believe that worship is the primary means of Christian discipleship.
From worship flows all other gospel activity.
Children In Worship
While worshipping with us you may notice a little wiggling and murmuring. These are what Charles Spurgeon once called, “the sweet sights and sounds of a holy hubbub.” As our children learn to worship alongside their parents, siblings, and covenant family, things may get just a little distracting. We embrace this call as parents and as a congregation to balance the “holy hubbub” with being sensitive to others.
“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not:
for of such is the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14).
We provide a nursery for children from birth through 36 months in part because we understand that training takes time and that a break can help! Rather than an escape from worship, we view the nursery as a way to minister to families while they learn to worship together. Get involved! The nursery ministry is perhaps one of the best places to connect and get to know the Parish family. Sign up here and Blair Crist will help you get started.
As disciples of Christ we are called to equip the saints. As part of our effort to fulfill that calling we offer classes for all ages each week at 10AM. Please join us! (Because we punctuate our calendar with seasons of rest be sure to contact the office for the current schedule.)
The Emmaus Class (Special Needs Ministry)
Currently, the Emmaus Parish Life Team shows the love of Christ to those in our community who have disabilities or special needs during the worship service. It is our joy as a congregation to serve and engage with those who are often underserved and overlooked. Please contact the office for more information.