Services and Ministries

MORNING WORSHIP

The goal of our Sunday worship service is to give praise and honor to God. As the greatest means to this end, the preaching of the Word has the central place in our service of worship. We believe in the value of expository preaching (the preaching which St. Chrysostom describes as that in which “God speaks much and man little”). In expository preaching the minister seeks to draw out of the text the meaning and application that the Lord has inspired, ordinarily doing so by way of working through books of the Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. When it comes to preaching, we agree with David Thomas: “It is only as [God’s ideas] are brought out of the text and flashed into souls that men are spiritually and really helped… The sentences of God’s Book should not be used as pegs on which to exhibit man’s thoughts, but rather as seminal substances out of which, by culturing effort, he may bring out trees of life whose fruit shall be for the healing of the nations.” (from the introduction to his A Homiletic Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, 1870).

We also unite together to offer praise and thanksgiving to the Lord in both song and prayer as well as to confess our sins and offer tangible gifts of gratitude. The gospel of Jesus Christ is also communicated through the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, normally observed on the first Sunday of the month. The covenant sign and seal of Baptism is administered when occasion requires.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

In response to God’s command to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18), we offer Sunday School classes for ages three to sixth grade at 9:30 am. The students are using Catherine Vos’ Children’s Story Bible as an introduction to Bible History.

Parents are welcome to have all children accompany them to all worship services.

OTHER MINISTRIES

Bible Study: In an effort to encourage one another during the week we meet at the church at 7:00 PM every other Wednesday for a time of singing, Bible study, prayer and fellowship.

Women’s Bible Study: The women meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 11:00 am for Bible reading and prayer. Currently they are reading through the Old Testament chronologically.

Discipleship Breakfasts (Bi-Monthly Saturday morning): Men and Ladies of all ages both members and visitors are encouraged to participate in a discipleship group that meets at 9:00 A.M. (ladies contact for location; e. covenantrc@verizon.net, p. 570.282.6400, Men meet at the church building)

Food Pantry: Those in need are welcome to call our deacons (570.282.6400) and ask for assistance.

Televised Sermon: We welcome you to tune in to Comcast, channel 19, every Sunday at 10:30am.

Nursing Home Visitation: Our deacons lead a singing, devotional and visitation monthly at the Carbondale Nursing Home and Creekside Nursing Home.

Open Closet: Held twice a year in the lower level of our church.  A great selection of men’s women’s and children’s clothing is available as well as a smaller selection of household goods. Clothing donations are welcome (please drop off the second or fourth Thursday of the month before 1:00 pm) and all items are free.  Contact the church for information on the next Open Closet. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please share this information with your friends.

Youth Fellowship: The fourth Sunday of each month all young people are invited to gather for a time of fellowship, study, prayer, and games. Contact for location.

Introduction

Service Times

Sunday
First Service - 9:30 AM
Coffee Break - 10:30 AM
Second Service - 11:00 AM
Fellowship Lunch - 12:30 PM

Wednesday
Prayer/Bible Study - 7:00 PM