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What should you expect on

 

Sunday mornings?

 


We worship at 10:00 AM every Sunday morning (for any special events check out Our Church Schedule)


FPC Shelbyville is a “historic county-seat church”, and we desire to create a worship experience that is welcoming to all.

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When you arrive, you will receive a bulletin that outlines the service. The first half of the service includes announcements and a time of greeting and welcoming followed by prayer, singing, call to worship (focusing on the congregation & on what we have come to do), a prayer of confession and the assurance of pardon (God's love and grace to us), and a time for children. The second half includes the scripture readings (both the Old and New Testaments), a sermon, prayers of the people, the Lord's prayer (we say debts and debtors), affirmation of faith and closing songs.

 

Musical instrumentation is traditional church worship music(piano and organ) with occasional handbells, guitar, bass, children’s choir and other musical talents of the church membership who play for special music and offertories. Both traditional hymns and more recent Christian songs are sung.

 

 

Visitors are welcomed by the pastor (and hopefully by the ushers, greeters, and congregation), but are not asked to identify themselves publicly. No “raise your hand if you’re new!”

 

Children have a central place in worship. Although nursery care is available, children of all ages are encouraged to take part in the service. Worship bags are provided for children to help them experience worship and children are invited to reflect on worship and the stories of our faith with the pastor or leader during a special children's time.  All children are welcome to remain throughout the entire worship service, but many of oPresbytery July 2009 064-1ur children fifth grade and younger leave the worship service after Children's Time for their own Children's Church. 

 

Nursery care is available from 8:45 to 11:00 for young children.


More important than what you wear to church, we want you to be comfortable here. Dress would probably be described as "casual", much like many work places today. You’ll find everything from suits and ties to blue jeans on a Sunday morning. Youth often wear shorts and tennis shoes but you may also see some in their “Easter best.” So, don’t let what you wear keep you from coming to worship God with us.

 

We gather for worship together at 10:00 am each Sunday. Join us!