Worship

Worship Commission

If you are unable to attend our in-person services, you can find them posted on YouTube.

Dec 5-Advent 2

Nov 28-Advent 1Nov 21Nov 14Nov 7

Oct 31Oct 24Oct 17, Oct 10

Oct 3-World Communion Sunday (Our interactive service included discussion and prayer about these countries.)  WorldCommunionPrayers WCS-Afghanistan WCS-Burma Myanmar WCS-Haiti WCS-Nepal

Sept 26, Sept 19Sept 12, Sept 5

August 29, August22August 15August 8August 1

July 25July 18, July 11July 4

June 27June 20, June 13, June 6

We welcome you to join us in worship at 10:30 am. Dress ranges from casual to dressy—whatever you are comfortable in. Our elevator allows easy access to our second floor sanctuary. We currently are asking all worshippers to wear masks as we seek to keep everyone safe and healthy.

People have been worshiping at West Swamp a long time (we celebrated 300 years as a congregation in 2017!), so there is much about our worship that is traditional—like ending each Easter service with the “Hallelujah Chorus” and each Candlelight Christmas Eve service with “Silent Night.” At the same time we are always working to create worship that is pleasing to God and meaningful to people of all ages and backgrounds. That means incorporating dramas, multi-sensory experiences and new songs into our services when we can.


Music Opportunities:

Chimin’ In: This tone chime ensemble practices about twice a month on Wednesdays at 6 pm and plays in the worship service on the first Sunday of the month.

Joyful Noise: Our children’s choir practices on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, dismissed during the worship service, and sings on the third Sunday of the month. Children 4 years to 5 grade are welcome to join.

Choir:  Practicing most Wednesdays at 7 pm (September-May), our choir sings on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

Impromptu Choir: Like to sing, but can’t make a Wednesday practice? Sometimes we give an open invitation to come up and join the choir in a familiar song (with little or no practice). This usually happens on a fifth Sunday of the month or in the summer.

 

Special Services throughout the year

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Easter Dawn (with Swamp Mennonite Church)
  • Memorial Graveside Service
  • Sunday at Camp Men-O-Lan (with Solidarity and Harmony Church of Philadelphia)
  • Summer Pavilion Service
  • Community Thanksgiving Eve Service (with St John’s Lutheran, Spinnerstown & Trinity Great Swamp UCC, Spinnerstown)
  • Candlelight Christmas Eve Service