Thanks for our special outdoor Communion
on Aug. 2, 2020
we are praying for the day when we can worship
CELEBRATING THE LORD'S DAY
Healed with Holy Communion,
moved by stirring music,
inspired by our leaders,
enveloped by fellowship, and
challenged to follow in Jesus' footsteps,
at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
in the Sanctuary
Jesus said, Let the children come unto me.
Children are welcomed for the first part of every service, which includes a special “Children’s Time.” For the remainder of the service, child care is available for children age 7 and under.
Jesus said, Listen! A Sower went out to sow …
God’s word of “good news” comes in many forms. Sermons are accompanied by visual illustrations. But we have also enjoyed message as reader’s theater, or a dialogue, or a story, or even congregational discussion in small groups.
Jesus said, Do this in remembrance of me.
Holy Communion is part of every Sunday worship service. You do not have to be a member of this church or of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); you need only to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
On the first Sunday of each month, Communion is served in the traditional method, with ushers serving the bread and “wine” to everyone in the pews. On the other Sundays, Communion is served by intinction, by coming forward to receive the bread and cup.
Jesus said, Peace be with you.
Lay people are welcomed to take a leadership role in the service, by singing with the choir, ringing bells in the bell choir or leading worship as a lay reader. We love to great each other with “the peace of Christ that passeth all understanding.“ We welcome you to express any concerns or joys you may want to share publicly, or if you prefer, privately with the pastor.
Jesus said, Wherever two or three are gathered, there I am.
Join us for a hot cup of coffee (or a cool cup of lemonade) in the Fellowship Hall, the building across from the Sanctuary, immediately following service.
Jesus said, Follow me.
We celebrate the church’s “holy” days with special services: the candlelighting at Christmas Eve; the quiet tenebrae (lessening of the light) of Maundy Thursday; the vigil with Jesus on Good Friday; the joyful cry of “The Lord is Risen!” on Easter morning; the awe and wonder of Pentecost. We also participate with churches throughout West Orange for a town wide Thanksgiving Service and a Service of Prayer for Christian Unity.
20 Old Indian Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
The United Presbyterian Church of West Orange is handicapped-accessible.