Celebrate Our Lord

Welcome to Worship!

Join us every Sunday at 11 am for worship service. 

What to Expect

All are welcome to worship at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church.

You can expect:

  • A Presbyterian Church USA congregation,
  • Bible-based liturgy and preaching that touches both heart and mind
  • Rich and inspiring music with adult and children’s choirs and guest musicians playing a variety of instruments.
    Listen! Kyrie, an original composition by WRPC's music director, Tom Lohr,  as sung by WRPC's Chancel Choir.

  • Use of the hymnal, Glory to God
  • Pastoral and Lay leadership

  • Communion at least once a month
  • Large-print bulletins and accessible parking are available.
  • Worship for all ages - for all are Children of God!
    • Child care is available for children from infants to 3 years old in room 115.
    • Children’s Worship for children ages 3 1/2 to 1st grade meets starting just before the sermon (children leave together)
    • Various resources for children and parents are provided

 

Child Care

Childcare is available for infants and toddlers in the nursery (Room 115) during worship services.

WRPC’s Childcare Staff

Our child care staff evidence a deep love for children and desire to provide a safe, welcoming environment for them. Parents trust they provide the kind of nurturing environment that starts West Raleigh’s children on their journey of faith. 

Safeguarding Policies

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church has established the SafeConduct Policy in an attempt to minimize the risk of abuse and other injury with respect to the children and youth participating in the church's programs, and in an attempt to protect church staff and volunteers participating in the church's programs. 

All volunteers who work with children and/or youth at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church are required to be SafeConduct trained and pass a background check.

Children in Worship

All children, regardless of age, are welcome to West Raleigh's service of worship for all are Children of God!  We do offer various resources for children and parents so that children may worship in all the ways they do best. 

For infants and toddlers, loving and safe childcare is available in Room 115.  Of course, you may always keep your child with you in the sanctuary as well.

Preschool and elementary-aged children join their families in the sanctuary to begin worship together with the family of God.   As you enter the sanctuary, be sure to ask a deacon for a...

  • Young Reader's Bulletin filled with age-appropriate activities.  After the scripture readings, children are invited to join the pastor for...
  • A Time for Young Christians, an opportunity for the pastors to relate some aspect of the scripture or worship in a way that children and all present can understand.  After the prayer, children may go to...
  • Children's Worship for children ages 3 ½ to Grade 1 to hear the stories of God through a Montessori-based approach to storytelling.  Parents pick up their children following worship in room 201.  

Other ways for children to participate in worship:

  • Communion - Children who desire may remain during the entire worship service and are welcome to participate in Communion.  The Presbyterian Book of Order encourages “baptized children who are being nurtured and instructed in the significance of the invitation to the Table and the meaning of their response” to receive the Lord’s Supper. Very young children are welcome to come forward with their parents to receive a blessing from the pastor.
  • Worship Kits - Bags containing supplies that help children focus on the service of worship are available at the front of the sanctuary.   These bags contain Christian books or bibles, pencil crayons, blank booklets, a guide to communion, and prayer suggestions.
  • Music- West Raleigh provides an opportunity for children to sing their praises each Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 214
  • Bibles - On Christian Education Sunday, the Sunday after Labor Day, children in Grade 3 receive their own NRSV Bibles engraved with the child’s name so that they can better participate in worship.

Let the children come to me... for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
Matthew 19:14

Opportunities for Singers and Musicians

The Chancel Choir.leads music every Sunday during worship.  They practice on Thursday evenings beginning at 7:30 PM and again Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM.  .

PraiseMakers is an intergenerational group who meets at 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings to make a joyful noise!

Musical Gifts:  Along with those who have a gift for voice, a variety of instrumentalists share their gifts in worship on a regular basis.

Listen!
Kyrie, an original composition by WRPC's music director, Tom Lohr,  as sung by WRPC's Chancel Choir.