FAQ for Sunday Morning
THINKING OF VISITING US?
What to Expect on Sunday Mornings…
What to wear?
On Sundays, you will notice that everyone is dressed differently. So whether it’s casual or your “Sunday best", please know that our first priority is for you to feel welcomed and comfortable during your first visit.
Where to park?
Drive into the driveway on South Buffalo Street directly into a large parking lot. There is also an overflow parking lot in at the rear of the main lot. During inclement weather, or as need arises, you may drive directly to the main entrance door under the portico and parking attendants can either valet park your car or assist a passenger out of your vehicle.
Will someone tell me where the worship service is being held?
When you enter the church foyer, a member of the church, known as an elder or a deacon, will greet and direct you to the sanctuary. Church members are also stationed at the doors leading into the sanctuary. Ushers will provide you with a Sunday bulletin, which outlines the order of our service, including prayers, hymns and other helpful information about our church.
Where do my children go?
Children are very important to our faith community and they are always welcome to our worship services. Worship bags are in a bin just inside the doors of the sanctuary that are stocked with things to keep hands busy while hearts listen for God during the service.
If you wish, we have a nursery that is staffed with at least two people during Church School and Worship, who are trained and screened in our church's Child Protection Policy, you may place your infant through three year old in their care. We have a sign in policy and pagers for your child's safety and your convenience.
Church School is from 9:30-10:15 (during the school year) for Pre-K through 8th Grade children; as well as an Adult Education Class if you so choose.
What’s worship like?
Each Sunday morning, our church offers an 8:30 am service and another at 10:30 am.
The 8:30 a.m. worship service is a simple, more meditative worship experience, which always includes Communion by intinction (dipping a piece of bread in a common cup of grape juice) with a time of informal fellowship afterward.
Our 10:30 a.m. service is more widely attended and includes music by the sanctuary choir, periodic video or special musical offerings and a time of fellowship afterward. Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month.
We invite every believer in Christ, whether you are a church member or not, to take part in Communion.
What happens immediately following service?
Coffee and conversation follow service in the Reception Room, just outside of the Sanctuary. During this time of fellowship, visitors have the opportunity to speak to members and to ask questions about our church if they so choose.
How can I learn more about Orchard Park Presbyterian Church?
We’re happy and eager to help you get know us better! Visitors are encouraged to provide their name and contact information on one of the red attendance pads, which are passed at the beginning of the worship service during the Greetings and Announcements so a member of the Membership/HospitalityTeam can get back to you. Or, you can speak directly to either Rev. Young or Rev. Foster on Sunday morning or by calling the church office at 716-662-9348.