1200 South Carbon Street · Marion, Illinois
Faith Development – 9:00 AM * Worship Service – 10:30 AM

Worship

Longest Night

While Christmas can be a great time of celebration, it can also be a difficult time. There are financial strains, as families attempt to provide all of the material goods that they can for one another. There are emotional strains, as there are empty seats at the table, either from death, illness, or separation. There…

Advent and Christmas Worship Schedule

The month of December is full of celebrations in the Christian Church. We work through the season of Advent, both marking time and preparing ourselves for the birth of the Christ child. We tell the story in song through our Advent cantata, remember that the season has its share of darkness that we struggle with…

Advent Cantata

On the third Sunday of Advent, our choir leads us in worship in song. They present the prophetic promises regarding the Messiah, and point us towards the promises fulfilled in Bethlehem, and the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. Join us in worship on December 15, 2019 at 10:30 am, to hear the story presented…

Christmas Eve Worship

We gather on Christmas Eve at 7 pm to tell the story of the birth of the Christ Child as told in Luke’s Gospel, and as told in the songs and carols of the church. In a simple service, we move from prophetic hope through the realization of the birth of the Christ Child. We gather at Christ’s table to share the…

What is Advent?

“Advent” means “coming” or “arrival.” During the season of Advent, we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and watch with expectant hope for his coming again. In its historical origins, the season of Advent was patterned after the season of Lent, a six-week period of penitence and preparation for Easter. Similarly, the four weeks of Advent present an opportunity for communal discernment…

The Gifts of Pentecost

We celebrate the gift of the Spirit on Pentecost, and all of the gifts that come with the Spirit. We remember that the Spirit has been poured out upon us from our youth, and through our lives. In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we give a gift of gratitude and thanksgiving at Pentecost that helps the…

Pentecost is coming!

As we gather to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost we gather to hear a new thing and an already done thing. Our young people will lead our worship on Sunday, June 9th at 10:30 am. They will recount what they have learned in the past year, and how their faith has…

Coming Home

The GVD family is on their way back from Klaipeda, Lithuania where they are serving as faculty at LCC International University. They’ll be leading us in worship on Sunday, June 2nd, at 10:30 am. Join us to welcome them home on furlough, and to hear how God has been guiding them, leading them, and using…

To the Painful End

When our worship is true and faithful, we get so wrapped up that even if we know what’s going to happen, it surprises us, as it did at the very end of worship last night. Hear the Spirit move.