Our Building

Our sanctuary's architecture contributes to the glorious setting for our worship.  Its modified Gothic style reflects the great Christian cathedrals with characteristic pointed stone arch, high vault, and cruciform plan with transepts on both sides of a chancel and long nave.  The cruciform shape reminds all who enter to glorify the risen Christ.  The many universal Christian symbols in stone, wood, and fabric serve as constant reminders of the centuries of Christian faith that have preceded us.

The inspiring luminous colors of the sanctuary's stained glass windows remind us all of the beauty of the Lord we worship.  The sanctuary walls hold three series of windows.  The tall nave windows depict 64 major events in the life of Christ, from Old Testament promise to the ascension.  The smaller aisle and transept windows present 28 historic Baptist figures.  The clerestory windows nearest the ceiling portray 20 Christians of various communions, lands, and eras.  A symbolic Resurrection rose window is in the chancel, and the large Redemption window above the narthex pictorially tells the story of God's redemptive work through Christ.  Rich in detail and varied hue, the windows offer new rewards with each viewing.  They are the creative work of the noted Willet Studio of Philadelphia.

When interpreting the edifice in a sermon, Pastor Pruden stated, "Our congregation chose this particular kind of building because we wanted our house of worship to exercise a ministry of its own."  The church's first meeting in the sanctuary was held on Christmas Day, 1955.

weekly sermons

worship times

Worship Times

CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Valet service is available at the "O" Street entrance to the Education Building and at the garage ramp

MOSAIC Saturday,
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

this week in worship

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

September 21, 2014

Sermon Title:  "A New Standard of Unity"
Texts: Matthew 20:16; Philippians 1:27

Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey preaching

 

Scriptures

Jonah 3:10-4:11

Psalm 105:1-6; 37-45

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16

 

Music

Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster

 

 

PRELUDE:

"Simple Gifts"

American Folk Tune

Arr. by John Carter, 1987

 

INTROIT:

"All Our Hope on God Is Founded"

Neander

 

GRADUAL:

"I Love You, O My God Most High"

Irish Melody

Arr. by David Hogan (1949-1996

The Chancel Choir

 

OFFERTORY SOLO:

"Sing God A Simple Song"

(Mass, 1971)

Leonard Bernstein

(1918-1990)

Kelly Curtin, Soprano

 

POSTLUDE:

"Hornpipe in D"

John S. Dixon (2012)

 

 

 


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