The heart of our church's life is worship.
We offer Christian worship that is broad and progressive, with styles that are distinctive in expression but uniform in theology and conviction. Our sermons are based in Scripture and intellectually stimulating, interpreted through the lens of Reformed tradition and applicable to the challenges of living faithfully in a modern world.
Our song is joyful - from hymns and anthems by Covenant's choir, long recognized for excellence, to a breadth of musical praise offered by our contemporary music team.
Our Sunday Services
8:45 a.m. Chapel service
Expect an intimate, meditative worship experience. Rev. Bob Henderson will preach in the Chapel service two Sundays per month, complemented by our associate ministers and pastoral residents in the remaining weeks. Music Director John Richardson will play organ or piano and lead a rotating group of instrumentalists and vocalists. The service will last 45 to 50 minutes, allowing worshippers to attend Sunday School immediately following. Communion will be served once per month on the same Sunday as other services. Musicians will bring surprises to the Chapel service each week, mostly traditional in nature, with a joyful and intimate feel.
Our 9:30 contemporary worship service is in the Sanctuary, featuring a worship team of instrumentalists and singers.
Our 11:00 traditional service takes place in our Sanctuary with the full Covenant Choir, accompanied by orchestral musicians on special occasions.
Our 11:00 contemporary worship experience meets in our newly renovated Fellowship Hall. The service features Americana-style music, a message that incorporates our theology and vision and opportunities for service and interaction. Congregants are invited to come as you are - from shorts and t-shirts to suits and ties. Casual dress is optional but is not required. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of October through April, and the second Sunday in May through September.
The services in the Sanctuary will be streaming live each week.
Find bulletins for this Sunday's services here.
Covenant also hosts a midweek worship service at noon on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This service offers an informal exploration of God's word along with intercessory prayers with a focus on healing and wholeness.
At Covenant, our ministers and staff want your wedding to be a holy and happy event that you and your families will cherish and find meaningful. We welcome the opportunity to join you in your plan to establish a Christian home, and we hope your wedding day will be a joyful beginning of that commitment.
Weddings at Covenant Presbyterian Church are reserved for members of Covenant or those who have a substantive relationship with this congregation as demonstrated through attendance, participation, giving and service. Weddings are one dimension of a comprehensive ministry at Covenant and are understood to be for those who participate in our larger mission as a congregation. Subject to denominational guidance (see current guidance here) and applicable law, the Wedding Committee and the Session will exercise their discretion in applying this policy, but in doing so will not consider race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or other similar characteristics.
As with our other worship services, weddings at Covenant are an opportunity to glorify God. Covenant maintains guidelines regarding decorations, music and photography (still and video), which are outlined in a booklet given to you by the wedding coordinator. A Covenant minister, music director and wedding director will help plan your wedding.
Covenant does not schedule weddings on Sundays, holidays, during Holy Week, or during Thanksgiving weekend or the month of December. At the earliest possible time, contact Lucy Crain to talk about your plans. Please do not make any firm plans until you have cleared a date on the church calendar
The sacrament of baptism is the sign and seal of the covenant God has made with us in Jesus Christ. Our Christian identity begins in baptism, and in this sacrament we are marked forever as Christ's own. Baptism assures us of our cleansing from sin, of our participation in Christ's death and resurrection, and of our welcome into the household of God. We gladly celebrate baptism of infants, youth and adults in our worship services.
As the church embraces us in baptism and throughout our Christian life, so it stands ready to embrace us in death and comfort us with an assurance of eternity.
Our pastors are available to guide you and answer questions you have in planning for a memorial/funeral service.
Covenant has a beautiful Columbarium and Memorial Garden where the remains of church members (and their immediate family) who choose cremation may be interred. For information about availability and costs, contact business administrator Bill Keith.