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Worship Schedule

We are currently open for in person worship with 8:30 and 10 am services; we continue to live stream the 10 am service. The wearing of masks is required at all times and there are no additional Sunday morning activities. For complete information on how we are managing Sunday mornings click here.
 
We have Virtual Communion on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Assemble your elements and join us by going to our live streaming page.
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Regular Sunday Schedule

Regular Sunday Schedule (early September to end of June)
  • Worship Services: 8:30 & 10:00 am 
  • Adult Education: 8:30 am
  • Sunday School: Children & Youth leave during the 10:00 am service until 11:30 am
  • Nursery available for ages up to 36 months
  • Communion served 1st Sunday of the month at 10:00 am service; every Sunday at 8:30 am service

Summer Sunday Schedule

Summer Sunday Schedule (July through first Sunday of September)
  • Worship Service: 9:30 am
  • Adult Education: 8:30 am
  • Junior Church: 

    Children 4 years through 2nd grade leave during worship

  • Nursery available for ages up to 36 months
  • Communion served 1st Sunday of the month
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Continued Learning

Sunday School Programs

From Birth to 36 Months

The purpose of our Nursery is to provide a safe, loving, fun and comfortable environment for both you and your child. Our goal is to allow parents to feel confident in the care their child is receiving so that they are able to relax and participate in worship. To accomplish this, our caregivers will rock, walk, feed and play with the children to ensure they are content.

The Nursery is located on the second floor of the classroom wing across from the offices. 
 
Directions: exit the sanctuary, follow the hall to the end, go up the stairs, turn left at the top of the stairs through the fire doors and turn right at the third door. 
We strive to staff the Nursery every Sunday during the fall and winter for the 10:00 am service and for the 9:30 am service in the summer time. Refer to the posted schedule or church communications for staffing for special events and activities.
 
Our caregivers arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the service and will wait for 10 minutes after the beginning of the service. If no children arrive within that time frame the caregivers will leave to attend the service. Should you need care after that time period, please notify an usher and they will do their best to accommodate your needs.
The Nursery is provided for children from birth to 36 months of age. Toilet trained children 24-36 months are welcome to attend the preschool class in lieu of the Nursery at the parent’s discretion.

Nursery

Sunday School

Sunday Programming for Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Junior Church takes the place of Sunday School through the summer months and begins on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Children three years old through 2nd grade leave the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon. Their time together includes a brief lesson, snack and a craft.  As the services are a bit shorter in the summer, we encourage our older children and youth to experience worship during the summer.

Our Sunday School program runs from the second Sunday in September through the Sunday before Memorial Day in May, during the 10 AM worship service, starting immediately after the “Children’s Sermon” and a closing prayer (at approximately 10:20 am). This includes preschoolers through 6th grade. Preschoolers have their own classrooms on the upper level of the education wing while Kindergarten through 6th Grade go to the lower level of the education wing for their classes which follow a rotation of “stations.” (Go to the bottom of the page for more information on the Preschool Class.)

Consisting of five separate “stations” the program divides the children into groups based on school grade level. Every month all the children explore the same biblical story through different manners at each station, and at age-appropriate levels. The meanings behind the stories and how they relate to our lives are examined through both discussion and enjoyable activities, with volunteers from the congregation. Every week the groups rotate through the stations, and each month a new story is explored.

Sunday Programming for 7th-12th Grade

We have a unique program for youth on Sundays. Each Sunday of the month has a separate agenda. On the first Sunday of the month, our youth help to lead worship by being an usher, greeter, lay reader or a musician under the music director’s guidance. Other Sundays of the month will include a speaker who will share their life experience; sermon feedback time with one of our ministers; or participation in a mission project. Each class meeting usually includes a snack as well.

Youth Ministries

Continued Learning

Music Ministries

Chancel Choir
Our enthusiastic Chancel Choir sings during our worship services from September through June. Solos and duets are performed throughout the entire year. The choir has also sponsored special concerts featuring professional musicians and singing groups. They have also sponsored several music themed trips to Europe. All of our choir members hold a passion for singing. Their background experience and ages vary widely, but through their songs they truly become a choir of angels. A choir practice takes place every Thursday night at 7 PM in the choir room.

Children’s/Youth Choir

The Children’s/Youth Choir consists of children ranging from 4th to 8th grade. They regularly participate in a worship service once a month basis and in other special occasions such as Christmas Eve service, Service of Light in January, and Spring Concert in April. A rehearsal takes place in the choir room from 11:10 am to 11:30 am on Sundays. It’s open to a child (4th to 8th grades) who is able to read music and has a commitment to attending every week rehearsal. Please see Koto if your child is interested in joining the choir.

Continued Learning

Adult Education & Spiritual Growth​

Check the calendar & newsletter for details on all studies

Adult Education Classes

Meets weekly on Sundays, 8:30 – 9:30 AM year round. This group selects their own study and is facilitated by class members.

Well Spring for Women

Meets on Tuesday morning, 9:30 to 11:00 am when in session. See current newsletter for details.

Lenten Sunday

Meets on Wednesday evenings during Lent and is designed to help participants think more deeply about this season of the church year.

Men's Group

Theology on Tap – meets the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 during the program year at The Cornersone Bar & Grill.

Serving God

Funerals

The death of a loved one is something that touches the hearts of all of us. When a loved one dies, we desire the best for him or her. We want the funeral or memorial service to be a meaningful one that is personalized. Below are a booklet and worksheet that can help you in your planning.

Serving God

Special Services

At Clarence Presbyterian Church we have a number of “special” worship services throughout the year. By this we mean something out of the ordinary is scheduled for a regular service or we have added additional worship times to fit the season.

 
As a congregation we seek to encounter God through new and deeper ways. We explore and learn about the practices of Christians in other times and in other places.

The following are some, but not all of these services:

September – Kirkin of the Tartan

December – Concert, Christmas Eve Services

January – Baptism Sunday

Lenten & Holy Week Services

Spring Concert

Visit or FaceBook page and YouTube Channel to see pictures and videos of the special worship services!

Recent Sermons

Archive

  

         2020-2021 Series on Luminaries: Lives that Inspire

Dorothy Day: Incarnational Love – 11/15/2020

Oscar Romero: Witness – 11/01/2020

George MacLeod: Christian Community – 10/25/2020

Julian of Norwich: A Life of Contemplation – 10/18/2020

William Wilberforce: Constancy – 10/11/2020

Justine Martyr: Seeking God in the Eucharist – 10/04/2020

Augustine: Imperfect Saints – 09/27/2020

Peter: Overcoming Tribalism – 09/20/2020

Luminaries: Lives that Inspire – 09/13/2020

 

         2020 Summer Series on What the Object from the Old Testament Teaches Us

Dry Bones – 09/06/2020

Be on Fire in the Spirit – 08/30/2020 Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist (copy not available)

Word, Lamp and Light – 08/23/2020

Potter and Clay – 08/16/2020

David’s Slingshot – 08/09/2020

Anointed with Oil – 08/02/2020

Commandments in Stone – 07/26/2020

Pillars of Cloud and Fire – 07/19/2020

Manna for the Day – 07/12/2020

A Stone and A Ladder – 07/05/2020

Be A Person of Hope – 06/28/2020

Empowerment for a Broken World – 06/21/2020 Mary Whitcomb

Eating the Forbidden Fruit – 06/14/2020

Taking a Calculated Risk – 06/07/2020

The Spirit Finds Us – 05/31/2020 (Pentecost)