“To worship is to experience Reality, to touch Life. It is to know, to feel, to experience the resurrected Christ in the midst of the gathered community.”
– Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline, page 158
Powhatan UMC gathers for corporate worship every Sunday morning at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. It is our desire for God’s presence to be known and experienced during these times. Each service offers the same worship style – blending traditional and modern elements. During the 11:00 am worship service there is a designated Time with Young Disciples, when little ones gather to learn more about God. Holy Communion is typically celebrated on the first Sunday of every month at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. On 5th Sundays, we worship at 10:00 am.
For each worship time, please come as you are – there is no dress code. On any given Sunday, you are as likely to see people in shorts and jeans as suits and dresses.
We have opportunities for all to serve through song here at Powhatan UMC.
The music ministry is a vibrant and joyful part of worship at Powhatan United Methodist Church! Our services offer a mix of both traditional and contemporary music to glorify God and transform lives through worship.
As the Psalms tells us:
7:17 I will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high
28:7 And with my song I will praise Him!
33:3 Sing unto God a new song!
42:8 In the night God’s song shall be with me!
100:2 Come before His presence with singing!
We will sing and play instruments for God’s glory!
The acolytes are a key part of the worship team because they symbolically bring in the light of Christ. Because of their importance, it is not unusual for children, youth and adults to serve in this manner.
As a Greeter, you are God’s servants welcoming visitors and members to worship each Sunday morning to celebrate the glory of God. Can you think of a better way to start your day? Or a better way to meet new folks?
The ushers serve a very important role in the worship service and perform a variety of housekeeping duties before, during and after the service. The ushers provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for each worship attendee. He/She manages the non-religious aspect of the service, answering questions about the church and the service, assists those with special needs and observes the congregation to see where he/she may be of help.
The Dorcas Ministry serves to beautify our sanctuary through the creation of banners and paraments for the altar.
Acts 9:36-42 tells us about Dorcas, a woman of Joppa, who was a Godly woman. As such, she was in service to her community, notably the widows and poor. When she died, her friends were devastated and sent the men 12 miles to Lydda to ask Peter to come.
When Peter arrived he heard of her good deeds and saw the robes and other clothing she had made and knelt in prayer. Then he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes and sat up. God had restored her life. Her Greek name, Dorcas, means the female of a roebuck, a gazelle and emblem of beauty, as does her Aramaic name, Tabitha.