Sunday Service Times
Traditional Worship Service 9:00am
Fellowship Coffee 10:00am
Spiritual Formation Classes 10:15am
re:forming Worship Service 11:15am
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Friday
About Worship at CPC
Worship is central to the life of Collegiate Presbyterian Church. Each Sunday we come together as a community to worship and glorify God. Our services follow the rhythm of the liturgical year. The reading and preaching of God’s Word is central. The sermons are biblically based, provocative, and relevant to the practice of the Christian faith in our daily lives. Music has a special place in our worship services, helping to open the doors of our souls and draw us closer to God. We share joys and concerns, including them in our weekly prayers. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. A “Time for Young Christians” is offered during most worship services. Childcare is provided for infants and preschoolers during all worship services. In addition, our worship life is enhanced by special seasonal worship services, including Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Maundy Thursday.
We offer two unique styles of worship, celebrating the diversity of our worship practices.
- Traditional Worship
The 9:00am Traditional Worship service is held in the sanctuary featuring organ and choir. While most of the music is drawn from the classical traditions, we celebrate using a diversity of hymns, responses and anthems.
- Contemporary re:forming Worship
The 11:15am re:forming service is a casual, informal worship service held in the sanctuary. Music of this service features progressive contemporary music led by a praise band.
The name re:forming connects in various ways with the Reformed Christian tradition, a tradition that beckons the church to follow on a continual path of being reformed – ever growing by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. The Reformed tradition calls Christian disciples to journey towards a reformed awareness of who God is and who we are as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our Sunday services are structured with an underlying four-fold pattern worship that allows us to draw closer to the transforming presence of God and to serve with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love. During worship we:
- Gather in God’s Name – We gather in preparation, welcoming all into the community of Christ; offer our confessions both corporately and individually; receive assurance of pardon; and pass the peace.
- Listen for God’s Word – through meaningful prayer, scripture readings, and sermon messages we hear God’s Word and grow in the Spirit and in understanding.
- Respond to God’s Word – We respond with energy, intelligence, imagination and love as we provide our offering, sing songs of praise, offer prayers of joy and concern, and share in the sacraments of baptism and communion.
- Are Sent Out in God’s Name – We are given a blessing and charge as we leave each worship service, including the charge of living Christ’s love for the world.
Just as Jesus welcomed the little children, so do we! We believe that children learn how to worship by being in worship so we welcome them just as God made them with their wiggles, giggles and loud whispers. We have worship bags outside the back sanctuary doors for them to use to enhance their worship experience. We also offer a time for children in morning worship service. If you prefer to have your child cared for while you worship, we have a staffed nursery available for infants through pre-schoolers.
In order to provide our families the opportunity to participate in church activities, we provide childcare for their youngest family members. A staff of 12-14 individuals are interviewed, screened, and trained to take the best care of our children. Every Sunday morning childcare is provided from 8:45am – 12:15am (during worship service, as well as during the education and fellowship hour) for children under age 5. Childcare is also provided during our Wednesday night education program, Club CPC, and for all parents involved as volunteers with this program. We also provide a service that any parent involved in a volunteer capacity at church may request childcare during their church commitment. Please email us to make a childcare request.