Expressing God’s Love, Engaging in God’s Justice

The church sanctuary was renovated throughout 2009 and rededicated at the beginning of 2010. Pastor Roger J. Gench spoke then about the theology of sanctuary renovation, saying:

Presbyterians believe that the Word—that is, the self-communication of God in Jesus Christ—comes to us through a variety of media, and not simply through preaching. Thus, the architecture of the sanctuary should reflect the multiplicity of ways in which God is speaking to us in worship.

The overall intent of renovating our sanctuary is to make the whole area a visible sign of the many ways in which we believe God is revealed in worship. Psalm 150 says it best:

Praise the LORD!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with clanging cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that breathes praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD!

To learn more about...

The Pulpit (click here)

The Organ and Choir (click here)

The Sacred Story in the Sacraments (click here)

The Stained Glass Windows (click here)