Our Worship Experience
Perhaps the best way to get a sense of Drayton Presbyterian is to come experience our service of worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00. Worship at Drayton welcomes all people regardless of their faith background, includes all ages (children are especially welcome!), and encourages congregational participation through song and prayer.
We believe that Christian worship gives all glory and honor, praise and thanksgiving to God. We gather in worship to glorify the God who is present and active among us – particularly through the gifts of Word and Sacrament. We go out in service to glorify the same God who is present and active in the world.
At Drayton Presbyterian we celebrate two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (also known as Holy Communion).
Both Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are symbols of God’s love revealed to us in Jesus Christ.
In Baptism, the symbol of water represents God’s grace poured out to embrace us as God’s beloved children and to welcome us into God’s household of faith. The sacrament of Baptism is open to anyone who desires to make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ
and to any child of believing parents.
In the Lord’s Supper, the symbols of bread and wine (or grape juice) represent God’s grace given to nourish us in faith, hope, and love
so that we may serve Christ in others as we go out into a world of need. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is open to all who yearn to grow in God’s grace regardless of age or understanding. At Drayton we celebrate the Lord’s Supper at least monthly and weekly during the seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter.
Choir members love music and choose to devote 90 minutes each Wednesday evening (7:30 – 9:00 pm) to the joy of singing. The choir sings many styles of sacred music from classical to contemporary to African American spirituals.
Learning a piece of sacred music is a kind of progressive prayer that comes together as words mesh with melody. Choral singing on Sunday morning is a joyful experience, engaging choir members and the congregation more deeply in worship with the understanding that choral singing is not a performance for the congregation; it is an expression of love to God.
Youth Music Program
All children are given the opportunity to sing or play sacred songs. The choir director works with children in small groups or individually to bring out the music in each child. All ages are welcome and children need not have any prior musical experience.
Drayton Presbyterian offers two weekly worship opportunities:
Sunday Morning (September – May)
Coffee Hour: 10:15
Worship Service: 11:00 – 12:00
Sunday Morning (June – August)
Worship Service: 10:00 – 11:00
Coffee Hour: 11:00
Wednesday Whirl Worship for Families of All Kinds (in partnership with Cana Lutheran and Greenfield Presbyterian)
5:45 p.m. Gathering & Dinner (No Charge)
6:15 p.m. Faith Conversations & Music
7:15 p.m. Devotions & Communion
7:30 p.m. Goodbyes
September through December at Greenfield Presbyterian
January through April at Cana Lutheran
For Whirl Information: