What can you expect when you walk into the Salisbury Presbyterian Church on a Sunday morning?
It all depends on when you arrive!
The morning usually begins a little before 8 a.m. when musicians, ushers, greeters, worship leaders, educators and the pastors arrive to begin the day. There are quick rehearsals and setups to be completed, and prayers are offered before the first service begins at 8:30 a.m.
As the early worshipers either move on to attend Sunday Discipleship or to depart for other activities, there are many more people of all ages who begin to arrive for their classes, arranged by age for the children and by subject matter for adults.
Somewhere around 10:45 a.m., the motion begins again, with people arriving for the 11:00 a.m. worship service joining those who have attended Sunday Discipleship and making their way to the sanctuary. There is often a good bit of conversation that accompanies the migration from parking lot and classroom to the church pews, but with the words “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, welcome to the Salisbury Presbyterian Church!” the air quiets and the call to worship is extended.
During the summer months (June 4 – September 3), we move to one service at 10:00 a.m.
If you are interested in finding out what is going on at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, come a little early to settle into your seat. Announcements are made at the beginning of the service. You can also take a look at our information monitors or pick up a Communicator newsletter, located in the narthex. If you would like to receive weekly email communications, please let our office staff know by emailing info@TheSalisburyChurch.org.
How would one describe worship at Salisbury Presbyterian Church? The service follows the pattern of most Presbyterian congregations and is meant to maintain the heritage we have as a part of what is called the “Reformed Tradition”. We try not to be so formal as to stifle expression and at the same time there are moments when we can laugh together, shed a tear or simply exalt in the presence of God. The presence of God is in our midst!
And so, what can you expect when you walk into the Salisbury Presbyterian Church on a Sunday morning? The answer that goes beyond your arrival time is the good news that you will find a dynamic community of faith, striving to learn and to live and to serve as Jesus Christ. Come join us and share our excitement!