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Join Us Sunday Morning

8:15 AM & 11:00 AM*

Sunday School: 9:30-10:30 AM*

Nursery is provided for little ones (infants through toddlers) during both Sunday School and Worship.
Children’s Church is provided during Worship for children ages 3 through Kindergarten.

*Celebration Sundays occur several times a year, and have a unified schedule of Education at 9:00 & Worship at 10:30 AM

Special Needs InformationIt is our desire to see everyone be able to worship the Lord.  If you or a family member has a special need or developmental disability that might require additional assistance to allow you to worship corporately or to join in Sunday school, please talk to Nicole M or Barb P.  They can be contacted at specialneeds@harvestpca.com. 

Welcome to the Harvest web-site and community. We are glad you are here.

We gather on Sunday mornings to worship God together, just as the Church has been doing for millennia,
and continues to do in every corner of the globe.

Worship is essential to the human soul. It is how God created us; it is how we know Him best.
And in our worship of Him, God meets us, restores us, challenges and encourages us.

If you are not familiar with a Christian worship service, or if you just haven’t been to church in a while,
we hope the brief descriptions below are helpful in introducing you what takes place on Sunday morning.

“Without worship, we go about miserable.” 
-A. W. Tozer 

Special Needs InformationIt is our desire to see everyone be able to worship the Lord.  If you or a family member has a special need or developmental disability that might require additional assistance to allow you to worship corporately or to join in Sunday school, please talk to Nicole M or Barb P.  They can be contacted at specialneeds@harvestpca.com.

 “Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.” Psalm 95:6-7

Gathering together to worship is deeply meaningful because God Himself
has called us to meet with Him. (Psalm 104:1)

We come before God together, worshiping Him as our Creator, our Redeemer,
and our Sustainer. (Psalm 95: 6-7)

We approach God thankfully, knowing that He alone is worthy of our praise. (Psalm 24:7)

Acknowledging His perfect holiness, we confess that we do not meet His standard of perfection.
In contrast, we are broken, rebellious, and in need of forgiveness.

We worship because He has met us in that need, through the forgiveness offered in Jesus.
Remarkably, we are set free from the great burden of our pride,
 to acknowledge both our sin and our Savior.

Repentance is the wonderful and freeing road back to restored relationship
with the God who saves us.

In the context of our confession, we hear the Gospel assurance and we worship:

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 

 

“Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” 
John Newton

Celebrating the salvation God provides, we respond with Prayer, Offering and Song.

Congregational prayer is our conversation with God. Together, we acknowledge God as the source of all
wisdom for every question, power for our deepest needs, and grace to change us.

“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

All through the Bible, God’s people worship Him through offering to Him a portion
of what they have received from Him. We have been loved generously to live generously.
We seek to live every area of our life as an offering to God, including our time, our talents, and our treasure.
“Taking the offering” at church is not just about paying the bills; it is a joyful
opportunity for us to join in God’s work, here and around the world.

“Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering
to the Lord with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.” 1 Chronicles 29:9 

God has given us many ways to celebrate Him, but when we come together,
we worship Him with singing. God has given us songs for sorrow, joy, hope, and longing.
So we come before Him with song.

Psalm 100
“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise
his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

At Harvest, we do this through heartfelt voices singing words that are ancient,
that are new, that teach us, that transport us. We sing in community, hearing each other,
leading each other, worshiping together.

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” – Martin Luther

The sermon is when we hear God’s Word taught in such a way that
we are lead into deeper relationship and worship.

The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself. In His inspired, infallible, and unchanging Word,
we find a ‘lamp to our feet and a light to our path’. That is why the Bible is central to all Spiritual teaching at Harvest.

To worship God, we must know Him.
So that we might know Him, God has given us His word.
In worship, we meet God in the preaching of His Word.

As we learn about God, our relationship with Him is strengthened and our trust is deepened.

We join our voices with Christians from every age and every nation when we say what we
believe, using statements of faith such as the Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried,

He descended into hell;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

(*universal)

On Sunday mornings, we don’t just gather to sing or talk about God.
We gather to meet God…and to know he meets us.

In fact, God promises to search for us, and gather with us.

“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking
such people to worship him.” (John 4:23)

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20)

We experience His presence every time we gather to worship. However, we uniquely experience
meeting God when we celebrate the sacraments of Baptism and Communion. God has promised to give us
a great sense of His everlasting love when we observe these sacraments together.

Baptism reminds us that it is He who saves us.

And Communion feeds our souls with the reality that He would stop at
nothing to set us free from sin and adopt us as His own.

Our deepening relationship with God carries into our life together as a church.
The Harvest community is an expression of God with us as we study, serve, and share with each other.
As God has met our needs, so we seek to serve each other.

We are grateful that God has called us to be His people, His body, His bride, His church.
In Christ, we are people of wonderfully diverse backgrounds united as Family.

We invite you to discover the God we worship: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
His Gospel changes everything.


 

Harvest provides classes for all students, age pre-school through Adult, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.*

At Harvest, we love to challenge ourselves and each other to continually grow in our knowledge
of God and His word, knowing that deep relationship with God heals and changes us.

Currently, we are on an educational journey called The Gospel Project, which takes us through
the entire Bible (begun 9/2015, we’ll complete this cycle 5/2020). This curriculum is unique
in several ways. First, every age group studies the same Scripture lesson each week,
so conversations back home are easy to have as a family.

Second, each lesson points out God’s Big Story…the story of Rescue…and we see how Jesus
figures into each event and person. These classes are accessible to any student, from someone
just discovering the Bible, to someone who has studied for years.

We also offer an additional Adult class, at an advanced level, following the same Biblical themes as The Gospel Project.

In the Summer, we pause The Gospel Project, and offer unique children’s classes,
adult electives, and a specific college & career class.

A complete description of classes is provided here.

A nursery is provided during the Sunday school hour, for our littlest friends (infant – toddler).

Special Needs Information: It is our desire to see everyone be able to worship the Lord.  If you or a family member has a special need or developmental disability that might require additional assistance to allow you to worship corporately or to join in Sunday school, please talk to Nicole M or Barb P.  They can be contacted at specialneeds@harvestpca.com.

 

*Celebration Sundays occur several times a year, and have a unified schedule of Education at 9:00 & Worship at 10:30 AM

We love kids, of every age. They are key members of the Harvest family, and we strive
to both serve them, and provide opportunities for them to grow and serve.

A Nursery is provided during both the Sunday school hour, and both worships services (8:15 & 11 AM).*

During Worship, children ages 3-Kindergarten (of the current school year) may be dismissed prior to the sermon,
so that they can participate in Children’s Church.

School aged children are encouraged to participate in Sunday school and in worship.
A special children’s bulletin is available each week.

Middle and Senior High youth also participate in Sunday school and worship.
We have an active Youth Ministry, and the youth group meets 5:45 – 7:45 Sunday evenings, during the school year.

Click here for more information on ministry to Children or Youth 

*Celebration Sundays occur several times a year, and have a unified schedule of Education at 9:00 & Worship at 10:30 AM

Special Needs InformationIt is our desire to see everyone be able to worship the Lord.  If you or a family member has a special need or developmental disability that might require additional assistance to allow you to worship corporately or to join in Sunday school, please talk to Nicole M or Barb P.  They can be contacted at specialneeds@harvestpca.com.

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.