Worship at IPC
Great hymns, meaningful prayers, readings from the Old and New Testament, inspiring preaching….if you grew up in a church, then this is the kind of worship you remember. If you did not grow up in a church you will still find our worship meaningful and accessible. Though traditional in form, our worship is not stiff or stuffy. We recognize that people worship best when they are comfortable, when they are surrounded by friendly people and when the environment is focused on God. All are welcome in our worship and we believe all will find a peaceful space to be in relationship with God.
The nursery is available for our youngest worshippers from about 9:30 a.m. up until a little after service ends. Parents are welcome to accompany their children and stay in the nursery or leave them with the attendant. Nursing moms are free to nurse whenever and wherever they please, but the nursery can also provide a quiet, comfortable place for that if they desire.
The Rambler Room is available for children ages 2-5. Typically, preschool-age children are in worship with their families for the first part of the service and head upstairs after the children's time for play, age-appropriate lessons, snacks, and crafts. Parents return to worship and pick up their children afterward.
Elementary-age children are warmly welcomed into worship and may use the contents of our worship bags to stay engaged throughout the service.
Sunday School for ages 3-18 happens before worship September-May.
At Irvington Presbyterian Church, we celebrate two sacraments:
Holy Communion and Baptism.
Holy Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper, is a sign and seal of eating and drinking in communion with the crucified and risen Lord. All people who trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are welcomed to participate in this sacrament. Holy Communion is celebrated about eight times a year in our 10 a.m. worship, including Easter and Christmas Eve.
Baptism is the sign and seal of incorporation into Christ. It is our recognition that God welcomes us unconditionally into God’s kingdom. We practice both infant and adult baptism. While we do not use full immersion in our baptisms, we do use an abundance of water from our baptismal font to symbolize the Jesus’ own baptism and the washing of our sins. Requests for baptism cause this sacrament to be celebrated at various times throughout each year.