Sundays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
People of all ages gather to worship the Lord each Sunday. In addition to hymns, prayers, and a sermon, this service includes a Children’s Message, Offering, and an Anthem by one of our choirs. Occasionally, we also have a guest vocalists or instrumentalists. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Come as you are and worship the Lord with us.
” I appreciate Eastminster’s openness to the creativity of the Holy Spirit from campus ministry to faith and film, dance to children’s worship, and music to youth opportunities. It is a refreshingly unpretentious place that values faithfulness over flashiness, and depth over shallow answers.”
We want to make a special place where Children can come to encounter God, to be still with God and to listen to God. It is a place where Children come to nurture their spiritual life.
Children in Worship
Children and youth are valued members of our church family. All ages are always welcome in worship. Each week we provide age-appropriate Children’s Worship Bulletins (ages 7-12, ages 3-6) with activities related to the day’s scripture readings as well as worship bags with a variety of quiet activities that children may use during the sermon time. Parents may also choose for their infants and toddlers through 3 years old to be with our Nursery Attendant and Assistant who are on duty in our Nursery Sunday morning from 9:30-11:30 a.m.. (9:45-10:45 a.m.. in the summer.) A Greeter or Usher can direct you to the Nursery. Should your children need to leave worship service, you may take them to the Green Room directly across from the Sanctuary where there are comfortable chairs and you may hear the service.
Nursery Care is available for infants through 3 year olds
from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday morning during the school year
(Sunday after Labor Day to Sunday before Memorial Day)
and 9:30 to 11:15 during the summer.
It is staffed by two qualified paid adults. Our Nursery is located on the Lower Level.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Memorial Day Sunday – Labor Day Sunday)
Our summer worship service is the same as our 10:30 a.m.. service except that we have special music instead of anthems by our choirs. We worship half an hour earlier so we can all enjoy more of our beautiful summer days. Dress is casual.
Quality music is a vital part of every worship service because God is the audience and God deserves our very best! At Eastminster, our music is wide-ranging in style. In addition to singing traditional and contemporary hymns each week, our Adult, or Handbell Choir offers an anthem that enhances the season of the year or the theme of the worship service.
The Adult Choir, directed by Chelsea Berner, sings a variety of traditional and ethnic music, including anthems from Iona Community in Scotland and a variety of old and new favorites. The choir sings from September to June three Sundays a month. They practice Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. New members are always welcome to join the choir. All you need is a love of singing!
The Eastminster Hand Bell Choir is a group of adult ringers which meets for weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Green Room. The group, directed by our Heather Myer, provides music for the 10:30 AM worship service one Sunday a month from November through May. The Hand Bell Choir rings on Eastminster’s four-octave set of Schulmerich hand bells. New ringers are welcome to join. Bell choir is an enjoyable way to praise God!
Tamara Mikeladze provides beautiful sacred or classical music during the Prelude, Offertory and Postlude. Guest vocalists or instrumentalists are frequent additions especially at Christmas and Easter and during the summer.
In December, 1995, the firm of Lynn Dobson (Lake City, IA) installed a two-manual tracker pipe organ in the sanctuary. This small but versatile organ has mechanical key action and a natural style of voicing, which makes it a perfect fit for the intimate setting of the sanctuary. The organ is a regular part of our musical expressions in worship.
There are two sacraments in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): baptism and communion. We baptize infants, children, and adults who want to worship and serve our Lord Jesus Christ and become part of our church family. We also recognize the baptism of those who have been baptized in another Christian Church. The Lord’s Supper (communion) is celebrated each first Sunday of the month and on other special days of the church year. All persons who confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are welcome at our Lord’s Table. If you have questions about the meaning of baptism or communion, or wish to inquire about being baptized, please contact our Pastor.