World Vision Partnership in Guatemala

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On Sunday, June 23, World Vision presented SAPC with an opportunity to sponsor children in the Guatemalan Village of Concepción Chiquirichapa. Rusty Funk, the National Director of Team World Vision shared with us about the Upside Down Kingdom.

If you would like to listen to the sermon, please click below.


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This week, Pastor Jim and Pastor Mat have traveled to Guatemala. On Wednesday, they will have a party with children who SAPC has committed to sponsoring.

If you would like to join us in this partnership with the people of Concepción Chiquirichapa, we would like to offer you the chance to sponsor a child as well. World Vision has set up a special link just for us. If you would like to consider sponsoring a child from this community, please visit: worldvision.org/SAPC

VBS Pictures

At VBS this summer, 332 kids and over 140 leaders spent the week learning Life is Wild… God is Good! ...and we would like to say THANK YOU! Thank you to all of our volunteers. Thank you to all of our donors of supplies and scholarships. Thank you to everyone who made VBS 2019 happen. We could not have done it without you! To view pictures and videos of the week, click below!

New Director of Contemporary Worship

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After all of the interviews and auditions, our Director of Contemporary Worship search team prayerfully considered our final candidates and selected Ben Constantinides for the contemporary worship director position. We are confident Ben is someone who can lead with his musical talent, his passion for people, and his love of Christ. Ben will be starting on Sunday, July 7.

As a freelance musician, educator, and performer, Ben Constantinides has toured throughout the United States and Canada, having significant experience with contrasting styles and genres of music.

After finishing his graduate studies, he served as the Artist in Residence at Damascus United Methodist Church where he helped serve as the assistant choir director, substitute conductor for the youth orchestra, and formed the DUMC Brass Ensemble that traveled and toured in North Carolina with the Charles Wesley Singers. He then served as the Contemporary Worship Director at Calvary Lutheran Church for several years, aiding in the ministry and music that Calvary provided to the Mount Airy community.

Ben holds a Master of Music degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.

Please join us in welcoming Ben!

Plan Your Visit

SERVICE TIMES

We have three Sunday morning services. Each has a unique feel and style.

7:30 am Communion Service || During this service, we sing praises through hymns, say prayers, listen to the Word of God through bible-centered preaching and celebrate Holy Communion weekly. The music is lead by organ, with special guest instrumentalists and vocalists appearing regularly throughout the year. Please join us for this very intimate service in our chapel.

9:00 am Contemporary Service || Each week, our contemporary worship is lead by our worship team consisting of a variety of instruments, such as guitar, bass, piano, drums, singers.  The music selection ranges from current Christian songs to more traditional hymns that have been reset to a contemporary feel.  There are also elements of drama and video sprinkled through the year as well. This service take place in the main sanctuary on the SW campus.

10:45 am Traditional Service || In this service we feature listening to the Word of God through bible-centered preaching and musical presentations, as well as various liturgy and much prayer. The hymns are lead by the organ and the chancel choir, which provides anthems throughout the fall and spring. The service is also musically enhanced by the appearances of other ensembles within the music ministry including the Wittman Ringers, Children's Choir, Men's Ensemble, St. Andrew's Orchestra, St. Andrew's Clarinet Choir, as well as other special guest musicians. This service take place in the main sanctuary on the SW campus.

WHERE DO MY KIDS GO?

Children and students are always welcome at any of our three worship services. We have a comfort room in the back of the Sanctuary for parents with small children for your convenience. We look forward to meeting you and your child or student and strive to make them feel comfortable and welcome!

Birth - 2 years old || Nursery care is available for babies and toddlers in Room L on the lower level of the Sanctuary on the SW Campus during the 9:00 am and 10:45 am Services.

2 years old to 5th Grade || Sunday School is offered for children ages 2 (by September 1) through 5th grade during the 9:00 and 10:45 am services. At 9:00 am, children begin the service with their parents in worship, and are invited to go downstairs to attend Sunday School. Sunday School ends at 10:15 am. For the 10:45 am service, please bring your children to their classrooms before the service begins.

6th – 12th Grade || Youth Sunday School is offered at 10:45 am in the Boondocks, downstairs on the NE Campus. Students may walk across the street on their own or parents can drop them off at the north door of Westminster Hall.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Prayer & Care Needs

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philipians 4:6

The Caring Ministry wants to walk with you through your times of need and times of celebration. To request prayer, a care visit, inform us of a hospitalization,  or borrow medical equipment, please use the confidential links below and emails will be sent to the appropriate staff and/or caring ministry volunteers. You can always call the office at (520) 297-7201 to alert us about prayer needs or upcoming medical procedures and hospital stays, too.