WORSHIP FROM HOME
 

Worship from Home

In-person worship services are being held online until July 12. When the church returns to services in the sanctuary, there will be expectations for distaning, masks, and safety conduct of all attending on Sunday mornings. Please read the June 22 Congregational Update for details on what to expect if you come to church for in-person worship. Click here for details.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Romans 12:1-8.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Matthew 16:13-20.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Matthew 5:1-12.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Matthew 14:13-21.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Habakkuk 1:1-24.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Matthew 20:1-16.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

This service features The Lord's Supper. For details on what to prepare, look to the announcements in the right column. >>>

Sunday, July 5, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

This service features The Lord's Supper. For details on what to prepare, look to the announcements in the right column. >>>

Sunday, June 28, 2020

A joint worship service with First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak. To watch the service click here.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

A joint worship service with First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak. To watch the service click here.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Genesis 1:1-2:4.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Isaiah 40:21-31.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Psalm 121.

This service features The Lord's Supper. For details on what to prepare, look to the announcements in the right column. >>>

Sunday, April 26, 2020

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The scripture for this service is Luke:24:13-35.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

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The scripture for this service is 1 Peter 2:2-10.

Easter Sunday - April 12, 2020

This service features The Lord's Supper. For details on what to prepare, look to the announcements in the right column. >>>

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Easter Garden Memorial Service - April 12, 2020

We bear witness to the resurrection and remember those beloved to us. To watch the service click here.

Good Friday - April 9, 2020

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Maundy Thursday - April 9, 2020

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For instructions on preparing for communion, see the announcements in the right column of this page >>

Palm Sunday - April 5, 2020

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For instructions on preparing for communion, see the announcements.

You can download and print this palm branch coloring sheet to color and wave in worship.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

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Sunday, March 15

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Click here for the Order of Worship

Welcome & Opening Prayer

Opening Music: http://bit.ly/japcsparrow

Read the Scripture: John 4:5-42

Meditation offered by Pastor Matt

Prayers of the People

Closing Music: http://bit.ly/japcprecious

Announcements

Updated Sunday, July 5, 2020

Church Office Closed to Visitors

The church staff have begun working from the church building, but the office remains closed, except by appointment only. Please contact staff members regarding church business. We ask people to wear masks and practice distancing and sanitation practices. The church building is not open to drop-in visits.

 Online Coffee Hour July 5: 11:30AM-Noon

Bring your coffee and tea and join us for conversation on Zoom from 11:30AM to Noon. Click here to join the meeting.

Meeting ID: 841 2887 4198
Password: dodgehall
 

You can participate by phone:
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 841 2887 4198
Password: 874430

 

PC Family Bible Camp at Home - July 27 - 31

Camp will include daily lessons, art projects, games and a mission project. A daily email will be sent to you including a short video. A nightly 30 minute Zoom meeting will be offered each evening. Grandparents, parents, teens and young children can participate. Contact Kathy Chateau if you have any questions, or to register. kathy@japc.org or 822-3456.

Preparing to Celebrate the Lord’s Supper
This Sunday in worship, the church will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, from our homes. We will continue our sacramental traditions with modifications to celebrate communion around tables in our home, adjusting for online worship. Participation is optional, just as people can choose to come forward in the sanctuary or receive elements that are passed among the congregation. If you choose to participate in the sacrament, here is a brief guide to prepare you to celebrate communion as you worship with the church online:
 

  1. Have a plate with bread of some form. Small loaf, a slice, pita, roll, gluten-free, any kind that you have available is appropriate. Have a piece broken for each person who will participate.

  2. Have a small cup poured for yourself and each who will participate with you. Fill each cup with a small amount of juice, wine, or water. Jesus turned water into wine, by God’s Spirit our water may be so in the sacrament as well.

  3. One practice that can be meaningful is to make your own bread. If you would like two easy recipes for bread click here for a yeasted receipt (requires a few hours) and a skillet bread (short). Both would be great for communion.

Online Giving is Now Available

Online giving using credit and debit cards is accessible from the church's website. Note that it will take you to a secure site created by our service provider. A button is on the top-right side of the website or you can click here to access secure online giving. 

Giving Our Pledges & Offerings

In this time of “stay home, stay safe” practices, ongoing financial support allows the church’s ministry to continue.  The Finance Committee shared a letter with the congregation with quarterly statements at the beginning of the month. Click here to download and read the letter. The church’s leadership is thankful for the faithfulness of your giving, and especially in this difficult season. If the economic situation has changed your financial circumstances, please continue your ministries of prayer and communication. In the church, when we give our time, talent and financial resources, it is often our practice to dedicate our offerings.

For this, Pastor Matt offers this prayer: Holy God, bless the gifts we bring to you in energy, resources, and relationships. Let them be signs of your love because we know we are loved. May these gifts be received with compassion as we seek to life the world up with compassion. May our offering give life to others as we are grateful for the life you give us, in Christ our Lord. Amen.

Recent Congregational Updates

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Congregational Update | Monday, June 22

A Message from the Pastor | Thursday, May 16 

Congregational Update | Wednesday, May 13

A Message from the Pastor | Thursday, April 16

A Message from the Pastor | Saturday, March 14

A Message from the Pastor | Friday, March 13

A Message from the Pastor | Thursday, March 12

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