9:45 a.m. - Sunday school classes for children, youth and adults
Infant and toddler’s nursery available.
Coffee and doughnuts in the lobby.
11:00 a.m. - Worship service (10:00 a.m. during summer months); children’s church available.
After-worship refreshments available in the Fellowship Hall.
Parking available in two lots on either side of the church and along North Morningside Drive and Wessyngton Road.
In an era when some churches feel pressed to abandon worship components that hold tremendous beauty and power for countless people — believers and seekers alike — Morningside Presbyterian Church (MPC) prefers to walk the fine line of traditional services flexible enough to accommodate fresh expressions of giving glory to God. If you grew up Presbyterian, you will definitely feel at home. Everyone else — including those who haven’t been churchgoers — will find ample points of connection with the Holy.
Sunday worship always includes
Beautiful music — a broad repertoire for choir, organ, and congregational singing
Rich liturgy — ancient rituals and original litanies, carefully crafted language and prayerful silence
Powerful preaching — attentive to Scripture, the needs of the congregation, the challenges of the world
Intergenerational involvement — Children’s Time, lay readers, youth participation
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, and the Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated often due to our growing congregation
Liturgical seasons are expressed through visual arts as well as music and liturgy
Seasonal services include
Two services on Christmas Eve, an early child-friendly service and a later candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
Ash Wednesday service
Maundy Thursday potluck suppers with communion in members’ homes
Good Friday service, often shared with other churches
Two services on Easter Sunday
During the year, we also gather for a Service of Healing and Wholeness, and MPC’s beloved Moravian Love Feast service
Special events such as Blessing of the Pets and Blessing of the Backpacks round out our worship life