Worship

Worship Service @ Carmel

 

The highlight of Carmel’s week is Sunday worship. Our worship service integrates contemporary and traditional music, prayer, sermons and praise. Sunday service begins at 10:30 AM and ends at approximately 11:45 AM. Come eager to hear the word of God and the transformative message of Jesus Christ.

Children ages 3 through 1st grade will accompany their parents to the service and then following the Children’s Time, 3’s will be delivered to the nursery and 4’s – 1st grade will be taken to Worship Readiness by their teachers (offered in the Fellowship Hall. The nursery is located in the Fellowship Hall. Our nursery is staffed by paid care-givers and Church Volunteers. When you drop off your infant or toddler please remember to sign in and pick up a pager. Notify the care-givers of any special information they might need to make your child’s time as pleasant as possible.

After the service you are invited to join us for light refreshments with our members outside the Fellowship Hall. We hope to see you this Sunday!

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Sermons

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Worship FAQ

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What is the Style of Worship?

The style of worship at Carmel Presbyterian is an intentional blend of ancient, traditional, and modern forms of liturgy, prayer, music, and communication. Our starting point for planning each service is God’s Word, the Bible. Each week we seek to provide effective and numerous ways for worshipers to gather around, hear and respond, and go forth into the world with the good and hopeful Word of God in scripture. We also intentionally gather as a family of believers of many ages and backgrounds, and so use all the means at our disposal to invite each worshiper into the presence of God. It is our hope that each person present will not only worship God in Spirit and truth, but also in community. It is a joy and a privilege to worship God together!

What Should I Wear to the Service?

People’s attire for Sunday morning worship varies pretty widely, from casual to suits, but the “median” is probably what you might wear out to a medium-priced restaurant for dinner.

Is There Child Care Available During the Worship Service?

Yes, to arrange for child care please ask one of the Ushers and they will direct you to the nursery.

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We Proclaim and Uphold

the following theological truths from the Bible.…

  • The glory, mystery and work of the one and only God, known forever as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • The all-powerful, all-wise and loving God of the universe as Lord of all Creation.
  • That humanity was created by God to love and enjoy Him forever.
  • That humanity, in its arrogance and pride, rebelled from God’s perfect will and intention for Creation. That rebellion has resulted in a humanity alienated from God. This rebellion continues today as an inherently sinful humanity seeks to go its own way.
  • That out of God’s overwhelming love and grace, God became human in the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
  • That forgiveness and salvation are through Christ alone.
  • That the salvation received through Jesus Christ is through God’s grace alone – that there is nothing that we can do to earn or deserve God’s grace.
  • That God’s holy, inspired, and revealed Bible is the sole guide and authority for our faith and is sufficient, in and of itself, to instruct, correct, and train in all areas of faith and practice.
  • That God’s word is authoritative in our lives and, as God’s people, we are to be obedient to His Word.
  • That God calls those whom He has chosen for salvation and service.
  • That we have been called to live in a community of people, bound together by God’s gracious action, who find their identity, purpose and communion in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
  • That we have been called to be faithful stewards of all that God has given to us live in the healing power of the Holy Spirit.

We Believe

the following ethical and moral responses to these biblical truths….

  • That, being created in the image of God, life begins at conception.
  • That God desires for all people to live pure and holy lives as followers of Jesus Christ, specifically through faithfulness in marriage between a man and a woman and purity in singleness as well as in every area of life.
  • That the purpose of the Church – the “bride” of Christ – is to honor, love and serve God in faithfulness through the actions of worship, service, education, missions, evangelism, fellowship and nurture.
  • That our churches exist for all who live in brokenness and would find wholeness in Jesus Christ through humility, repentance, and God’s grace.
  • That as members of the Church – Christ’s “body” – we have been called to love, encourage and support one another.
    That leadership is a calling from God, not a right to be claimed, and that those called to leadership in God’s Church strive to live in obedience to His Word.

We Invite

all who come.…

All those who are broken, all those who have sought meaning in the things of this world and found them wanting, all those in need of identity and purpose to visit our church families as, together, we seek to honor God, grow into the likeness of Christ, and live in the healing power of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:11-16

11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.