The center of congregational life at First Presbyterian in Glendale is worship. Our weekly services of worship find the faithful gathering to offer public praise to the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The elements of our worship include the sacraments of baptism and communion, prayers of confession, illumination, intercession, dedication, and benediction.
Worship is offered to God in song by choir and congregation alike, joined by traditional organ accompaniment.
The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are woven into the service as calls to worship and offering, assurances of pardon, sermon texts, and parting blessings.
Sunday services exemplify the classic hallmarks of Presbyterian worship. They are simple, orderly, dignified, and biblical. Each week the word is proclaimed, prayed, and sung.
The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is held on the first Sunday of each month.
Sundays: What to Expect
Come as you are. There is no dress code at First Presbyterian. Members and guests wear clothing ranging from casual to formal for Sunday worship.
A moment for children, a brief lesson or talk geared to younger children, is included in worship twice a month. On those Sundays, children are invited to gather, during the second half of the worship service, for a Sunday School lesson in the Walker education building.
All ages are always invited to share in the coffee hour following the worship service as folks gather in the Church House adjoining the sanctuary to catch up over coffee, juice and a variety of goodies.