“Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am there among them.” Matt: 18:20
We value our worship space as a sanctuary where we can learn more from God’s Word and be connected with Him and with each other, both young or old. Worship time usually lasts about an hour.
(Village Church, a separate Presbyterian congregation, holds their contemporary evening service at 5pm.)
Services with a special focus on seasonal music are included at Easter time and for Advent and Christmas.
We follow a format for the morning and evening services that is refomed in its theology, but fresh with its hymns and prayers. The Bible is read and the Bible Talk is based on God’s Word, challenging us to model our lives on Jesus Christ and His ways.
We sing a mix of traditional hymns and new worship material with a variety of instrument to accompany us. Primarily it is the wonderful sounds of the pipe organ that lifts our voices in praise. Our choir contributes special music for significant occasions.
Our prayers are all encompassing – we praise God and give thanks for all His goodness, seek forgiveness for our wrongs, pray for the needs of the world and for other people, those known to us as well as unknown, and we petition God for our own needs.
We celebrate The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (Communion) at the 9:30 am service on the first Sunday of each month and those present who love the Lord Jesus and have committed their lives to him are invited to share in this.
As regulars at St Paul’s, our monetary offering each week is best made as a direct deposit, but alternatively at the end of the worship service there is opportunity to give a physical offering into our special container or use the EFT machine. This is our way of giving something back to God for all His provisions to us. If visitors wish to do the same we are grateful but on the other hand, they need feel no embarrassment or obligation if it is outside their means or desire to give.
Members of the Flower Guild beautify the sanctuary area each week with floral arrangements. Special floral tributes are sometimes arranged in response to a donor’s request in memory of loved ones.