If you have a desire to grow in your understanding of the Christian Faith, Scripture, or our Church, feel free to come to our Sunday school class. We have Sunday school classes for all ages. Learning more about the Bible or how to live as a Christian isn’t just for children, it is for everyone. That is why we have Sunday school for children of all ages as well as for adults. All classes meet at 9:45 AM. We hope everyone in your family will come out and learn.
The Sunday service is a formal, traditional-style worship service intended to create a solemn, reverent, and contemplative atmosphere for the worship of God. The 11 AM morning service is preached by our Senior Pastor, the Reverend Martin L. Dawson, and is characterized by the singing of the Doxology, the recitation of the Nicene Creed, the reading of the 10 Commandments, a responsive Psalm reading, Pastoral prayer, a thoroughly Biblical sermon, and well-known hymns from the Trinity Hymnal. The 6:30 pm evening service is preached by our Associate Pastor, the Reverend Richard Anderson, and is characterized by the singing of the Doxology, hymn favorites where anyone can select any two verses of any hymn from numbers 1 to 662, Pastoral prayer for prayer requests made by anyone in the congregation, and a thoroughly Biblical sermon. Each service has a different sermon. All singing is done by the congregation, which follows the church organist’s lead. Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday morning of every month. Following every 2nd and 5th Sunday service is a pot-luck dinner served in the Fellowship hall that all members and guests are welcome to stay for. This is a great meal and a wonderful time of fellowship.Come with a humble spirit, ready to bless God and to receive God’s blessing.
Join us every Wednesday evening, 7:30 o’clock, for an informal prayer service. Our “Mid-Week” service is a time of singing, learning and praying. This smaller gathering gives people time to share personal prayer requests and lift up specific praises.
Mid-Week starts out with the singing of hymns. Anyone can select any two verses of any hymn they choose. Following the singing is an informal time of review of the previous Sunday’s sermon. Anyone is welcome to ask questions or offer comments or insights into the sermon subject matter, or related topics.
Prayer time is a time where anyone can ask prayer for themselves or others, or offer praises to the LORD for His blessings. Individuals will then take turns praying for certain portions of the prayers listed.
It is one of our biggest responsibilities as Christians to pray, both individually and corporately, for ourselves, others, Christ’s church, the civil government, and world events. The mid-week prayer service has largely disappeared in America today. Stratford Presbyterian Church is committed to staying faithful to this Christian duty.
Childcare is not available during the mid-week service, however, children are still welcome to come. The informal nature of the mid-week service is just the right environment for them.