Worship

Service times may vary due to holidays and other special congregational events. Please check our calendar or view specific information for each week’s services on our Weekly update page.

Traditional Service: Sundays 9 a.m.

Traditional worship at Rockville embraces our tradition as Presbyterians which focuses on the liturgy from The Book of Common Worship. Liturgy is a technical term for “an order of worship components.”

A traditional order of worship encompasses a call to worship, opening prayer, prayer of confession, hymns, scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments, choral music, a sermon, an affirmation of faith, the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s Supper), and benediction.  Communion is celebrated at every service, and all are welcome to participate. All are encouraged to join us on the patio for fellowship and refreshments following the service.

 Children are always welcome and are encouraged to participate in a short children's message before they leave for Sunday school.

 

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Contemporary Service: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Many are drawn to this service for its less formal atmosphere and the contemporary worship music of our Praise Band.  Jeans and flip flops are welcome!  And, of course, we encourage all to join us for conversation and to enjoy refreshments on the patio before and after the service.

The pastor delivers the same inspiring and thoughtful message as in our traditional service, albeit in a more conversational tone.  Communion is celebrated at every service.

Children are always welcome and are encouraged to participate in a short children's message before they leave for Sunday school.  

 

Single Service Sundays:

Several times during the year, we offer Single Service Sundays featuring worship services which incorporate elements from both the Contemporary and Traditional services. These services offer opportunities for the congregation to all worship together, and are often scheduled during the summer months and when congregational meetings or other events are also taking place on a Sunday. Please check our calendar to confirm worship times.

 

 

For those with hearing aids, we’re in the Loop!

A Hearing Loop has been installed in Keck Hall. A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to "T" (Telecoil) setting. This will boost and give added hearing assistance to all our parishioners who wear hearing aids.