WORSHIP

WORSHIP

Sunday Services

8:45 a.m. (Chapel)
11:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Every Sunday morning we join together as a church to worship God through songs, prayer, and the reading and preaching of His Word.

Our 8:45 am Chapel Service at McArthur Chapel is an informal, intimate and inspirational worship service, great for all ages. Lasting about one hour, the service includes a Bible-based sermon, scripture readings, and prayer. Music is led by the Chapel music team on organ, piano, and guitar. All are invited to share Holy Communion which is served every week with the congregation processing to the front. The bread is dipped into the cup as a blessing is received. Gluten-free elements are available. Coffee and fellowship are available in The Hall after service.

Our 11:00 am Sanctuary Service is a little more traditional. Emphasizing God’s glory and grace, the one hour service includes prayers, scripture readings, a sermon, hymns, and a children’s message. Music is led by the Sanctuary Choir with organ and piano accompaniment. Special music, including anthems, solos, handbells and the children’s choir is often included as a part of the worship service.

Children’s Church immediately follows the children’s message. Children in Pre-K to 3rd grade are invited to participate in exploring the day’s message with interactive and thought-provoking activities. Children return to their parents at the end of the service.

Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month with church elders passing the elements to all who wish to partake. Gluten-free elements are available.

Prayer partners are available after each service for individual prayer needs.

Following each service, coffee, refreshments, and good fellowship are available in The Hall.

Childcare is provided in the Nursery for children up to 3 years old from 8:30 am until the conclusion of the 11 am service. Nursery workers are DCF certified with extensive childcare experience.

Our one hour Chapel Prayer is time to set aside life’s busyness for contemplation, peacefulness, and restoration. Beginning at 6 pm on Wednesday evenings, come as you are able and stay as long as you like to renew your connection with Christ in a calm and serene setting with selected Christian music setting the mood.

Chapel Prayer

Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament of initiation into the Christian life. Washing with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is symbolic of our inclusion in the covenant of God’s people and unification with the risen Christ. Thus, baptism highlights the fundamental Presbyterian conviction that God always takes the initiative in redeeming us and that we are saved by God’s grace through faith alone.
Baptism of children and adults is celebrated throughout the year as part of our regular worship service. As baptism is union with Christ, so it is union with Christ’s body, the church. Those presenting children for baptism will promise to nurture and guide them in their relationship with Christ within this community of faith. When presenting a child for Baptism, it is essential that at least one parent be an active member to fulfill this commitment.

Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. The sacrificial love that unites the couple sustains them as faithful and responsible members of the church and the wider community.
Couples willing to approach their wedding with the understanding that marriage is an act of Christian discipleship and to undergo a discernment process with the pastor may request for marriage at Miami Shores Presbyterian. Both members and non-members may apply.

Weddings

Funerals

A funeral is a worship service in which we give thanks to God for His providence in the life and death of our loved one, receive His comfort and rejoice in the sure hope that salvation brings the believer upon entering the fullness of eternal life. Upon the death of a loved one, please notify the church office as soon as possible. Our pastors also desire to know of those who need comfort and counsel as they face death. By being involved early in situations of death or impending death, the pastor can help with the necessary decisions regarding service arrangements, as well as caring for the spiritual needs of those involved.