Worship

In-Person Worship in the Sanctuary

Worship with us in-person in the sanctuary at 10 AM.

 

Here are updated expectations for  in-person worship:

 

  • If you are feeling ill, please stay home.
  • Feel free to choose your own seats. We have adequate space in the sanctuary to allow for physical distancing, so please find ways to seat yourselves at a safe distance from others not in your household.
  • Mask wearing is optional for those who are fully vaccinated, but you are welcome to wear a mask if you choose. CDC guidelines state that people who are not fully vaccinated should be masked, including children under 12 who do not yet have access to vaccines. In accordance with those guidelines, we ask that adults who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask as a way of keeping children and vulnerable ones safe. Parents may make masking decisions for their own children. At least for the near term, pastors, worship leaders and choir members will be masked when not speaking or singing.
  • The choral ensemble will begin singing without masks, although congregational singing will still be restricted. Changes to that will be phased in slowly.
  • The nursery will be open for children birth-5 during worship and the education hour. While our nursery staff workers have been vaccinated, both staff and volunteers will be encouraged to remain masked indoors.

 

Please remember that we provide a livestreamed service via Facebook Live at 10AM on Sunday mornings. If you feel safer participating that way, I hope you will continue to be a part of our life together virtually. See below for details.

Our 10am Worship Service is Livestreamed Every Sunday on Facebook

 

We welcome you to join us every Sunday at https://www.facebook.com/NewProvPres/ for a worship service beginning at 10 am. Even if you are not a Facebook user, you can watch the service!

 

 

Click here to go to our Facebook page. Follow us to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Services Also Available on YouTube

 

If you want to re-watch or watch later, services are also available on our New Prov Pres YouTube Channel.

Full Worship Services Available by Phone

 

Our entire worship service is available each week for listening by phone by calling 857-385-7577. Please share this info with those who would like to access the weekly service by phone.

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Online Worship

October 24, 2021 – Children’s Sunday

“The Wise and Foolish Builders”
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45

If you are unable to attend in person, join us at 10 am on Facebook for this week’s livestream.
Or you can watch the service later. Either way, we look forward to seeing you!

October 17, 2021

“James & John Call ‘Shotgun!'”
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45

Go to our  Facebook page or our YouTube channel for the replay of previous services.

Sermon Podcasts

 

Audio recordings of past sermons are all available via podcast, and can be found at https://newprovidencepres.org/feed/podcast.

Spiritual Enrichment

 

We have other opportunities for spiritual enrichment on our Facebook page. Join us at 9 am Thursday mornings for 90@9 as one of our pastors shares a brief devotional and encouragement. These videos are also available after they’re posted, so enjoy them anytime that’s convenient for you! Click here to go to the church Facebook page.

Looking for Worship at Home with children?

 

Click here to go to the CHILDREN’S MINISTRY  page.

Traditional Worship Service

The traditional affords us the opportunity to be led in musical worship by the Chancel Choir and our wonderful organ. The message, brought by our insightful professional staff, is the same in both services.

 

Currently, we’re offering one in-person service each Sunday which has elements of our traditional and contemporary services. When we resume two services each Sunday, the traditional service will be offered at 11:05 a.m.

FirstLight Worship Service

(On hold due to COVID-19)

The FirstLight service is a service still in the Reformed style, but with a relaxed non-traditional feel. The music is led by a praise team with modern instrumentation and piano. The message is the same in both services. When we gather together in the church, this service begins at 9:00 a.m.

What to Expect – In Person Worship During Non-COVID Times

Visiting a new church can be intimidating – what to wear, where to go, what about the kids?  Here are some frequently asked questions:

 

When are services during non-COVID-19 times?

Services are on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:05 .m.  The first service music is led by our FirstLight Praise Team while our second service is led by the Chancel Choir and the organ. Services typically last 60 minutes.

 

What should I wear? 

We are so happy you decided to join us and we want you to feel comfortable. We want you to be more focused on the service than what you’re wearing. In the summertime, it’s not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their “Sunday best,” and that’s fine too! We think you’ll fit in no matter how you dress.

 

How do I get to New Prov? 

Click here for map and directions to New Providence Presbyterian Church.

 

Where do my children go? 

During both services of worship, children of all ages are invited to the chancel steps for “Children’s Time.” Children up to four years of age may go downstairs following Children’s Time; children kindergarten age and older are invited to remain in the Sanctuary. Activity packets are available in the Narthex for elementary age children.  There are beepers available so Nursery workers can communicate with you during the worship service.  Of course, children are also welcome to remain in the worship service with you.

 

What if my children become restless during worship?

Please feel comfortable to exit the sanctuary at any time.  Outside the Sanctuary is our Atrium with comfortable chairs and access to a water fountain and restrooms.

What About the Kids?

Our goal is to provide a safe, creative, nurturing environment where children can experience God’s love and grow in their faith. At the beginning our our worship services, children sit with their family and friends. During the service, children of all ages are invited to the chancel steps for ‘Children’s Time.’ Children up to four years of age may go downstairs following Children’s Time; children kindergarten age and older are invited to remain in the Sanctuary. Activity packets are available in the Narthex for elementary age children.

 

During the Sunday school hour, age-appropriate lessons and activities for children ages birth through 12th grade combine Bible study, art, music, drama, service, and recreation. Childcare is available for the Sunday school hour for newborn through age 5 in the Preschool classrooms.

 

Pagers are available should children need their parents.

 

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