What to Expect

Are you thinking about visiting us?

— Keep reading to find out more about our Sunday morning worship service —

Dress Code

There isn’t one! Come as you are to worship with us. We wear anything from shorts and t-shirts to a suit and tie.

Sunday School

Please note: Sunday school is temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19.

From 9:15 am to 10:10 am, Sunday school classes of all ages meet throughout the church for small group studies. Coffee and other hot beverages are available at the kitchen window during this time.

More information can be found about Sunday School here and Children’s Ministries here.

Parking

Parking is available on both the east and west sides of the building. There is an entrance to the church from each parking lot. Feel free to park anywhere you’d like! Valet parking is also available upon request.

If you need to drop someone off at the door, pull through the carport on either side of the church and someone will greet you and be able to direct you further! The west side of the church is a barrier-free entry.

Worship Service

Please note: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, our worship services look much different that what is described below. Find out more on our COVID-19 page.

The worship service begins in the sanctuary at 10:30 am and normally lasts an hour.

Before the Service

People often gather outside the sanctuary to greet one another and talk, filing into the sanctuary about 10:15 am.

There are three main entrances to the sanctuary. Feel free to use any door. Expect to be greeted at the door and given a bulletin, which will have an order of service and church news and information.

There are ushers at each of the 3 doors who will greet you and help you find a seat.

Service Contents

Our worship services are just that: a time of worship together as a church family. Here are the different ways we worship during a typical Sunday morning.

  • Praise through song (various times throughout service)
  • Announcements
  • Call to Worship
    • A designated “worship leader” shares something to ready our hearts for hearing God’s voice.
  • Offering
  • Sharing prayer requests and praises
    • A microphone is passed to those who want to share with the church family.
  • Congregational Prayer
  • Greetings
  • Children’s Church (twice per month)
  • Scripture Reading
  • Sermon
  • Sending/Benediction

Communion

Communion, the Lord’s supper, is held quarterly. Bread and juice are passed and we partake as one family.

Anyone who professes Jesus as their Lord and Savior is welcome to participate. You do not need to be a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church.

Special Music

Occasionally, there are special musical offerings. Adults and children participate with singing, instruments, and sometimes short skits!

Personal Prayer/ Anointing with Oil

If the pastor feels called, he will have a time at the end of the sermon for those who need extra prayer and anointing with oil.

Nursery

There is a nursery available for children through age 3. If you go down the stairs located on the East side of the building, you will find the room on your left. It has plenty of toys, an egress window, bathroom, changing table and is staffed by volunteers from the congregation.

Mothering Room

Behind the sanctuary there is a room on the east side of the building. This has a TV that can be turned on to view the service. You can use this room for feeding your baby, rocking a fussy one, or letting them nap. There is a changing table available that is often stocked with essentials.

Fellowship Hall

Here at Locust Grove we love a good carry in meal! We celebrate often with our church family following the service with a meal. If you are visiting and we happen to have one, we would love for you to join!

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