Our Worship

Worship at MPC

Worship services at Montreat Presbyterian Church aim to reflect, in every aspect, what the PC(USA) Book of Order says about our spaces for worship: that they should “facilitate accessibility and ease of gathering, generate a sense of community, and open people to reverence before God.” Not only our space, but our music, our preaching, our liturgy, our welcome, our worship time, our bulletins and sound and lighting and every other consideration are meant to embody those ideals.

Our worship…

– is intended to be a place of welcome for all, a safe place to be who you are

– recognizes that your relationship with God is unique, and like all relationships, it may be in any number of conditions at any given time

– is Christian worship grounded in the Reformed tradition

– invites you to let the Word of God inspire, challenge, strengthen, and surround you with God’s unrelenting love

The Sacraments

Reformed teaching recognizes two sacraments, instituted by Christ according to the Bible: communion and baptism. We celebrate communion–also known as The Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist, or Holy Communion–monthly in Sunday morning worship (usually on the first Sunday of each month), and at several other services throughout the year. Our table is open to all who come seeking assurance of God’s love for you in Jesus Christ.

Our In-person Worship Services

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Place: Upper Anderson, Montreat

During the fall, winter and spring, our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:00 A.M. Ordinarily we meet in Upper Anderson–the sanctuary and gathering space on the upstairs level of Anderson Auditorium in Montreat. An elevator and two stairways are available. Please join us!

In the summertime, from the last Sunday in May through the first Sunday of August, we meet in the main Auditorium, first joining our Sunday worship service with the Montreat Scottish Society for the annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan worship service, then joining with the Montreat Conference Center for the 10-week Summer Worship Series.

Please contact our pastor (pastor@montreatchurch.org) if you would like to know more about baptism or communion at Montreat Presbyterian Church.