I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!

Worship begins at 11 a.m.

Worship at the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney is a lot of things. It is a time of gathering for the whole community. It is a time for prayer and hearing God’s Word. It is a place where we can laugh and sing. It is a safe place for children and a time to encounter the Spirit of the Living God. Worship at PCOP is about celebrating the love of God and there is a place for everyone.

All of God’s Children are welcome.

When you join us for worship you can expect…

Incredible Music blending the traditional and contemporary
Friendly “Regulars” and warm handshakes
Hearing God’s Word in Scripture
Sermons that are both thought-provoking and humorous
Opportunities to join a faithful community in prayer and service
A special time just for Children
 
 
Membership

PCOP is a diverse church with members living all over Jefferson and Indiana Counties. They are teachers, state employees, retired persons, doctors, professors, homemakers, self-employed, and even a few know our most famous resident, Punxsutawney Phil, personally. They are young and some are near one hundred years old. They are lifelong Presbyterians, and they have history in other denominations and traditions. Some have no prior experience with churches or the faith at all.  The one thing that they all have in common in faith in Jesus Christ and a desire to participate in the work and worship of our congregation. If you are looking for a faith family, a place to call home, and community that seeks to do more than just “go to church”, then we invite you to join us in worship and service and consider becoming a member of our congregation.

No matter where you are or where you are going, we have place in the pew and a hot cup of coffee waiting for you.
Join us in worship or contact the office to find out more about the ways you can discover
if God is calling you to this church family.
 
For more information on membership, please explore our Membership FAQ page.
 
 
Children & Youth during Worship
 
A Time for Young Worshipers is included in the worship service during the regular school year whenever there are children present to participate. Supervised childcare in our nursery is available for infants and young children following A Time for Young Worshipers. The PCOP Youth Group leads worship several times per year in our Children & Youth Worship services. These youth services have been held during important times in the church year, such as the Season of Advent, the Season of Lent, and our annual Rally Day celebration in September. In addition, the Youth Group and children of PCOP have held their own events and fundraisers throughout the year, such as the February Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser.
 
 
The Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (Communion)
 
Communion is celebrated throughout the year, primarily on special days in the church calendar. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: Epiphany of the Lord, Baptism of the Lord, Transfiguration of the Lord, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, Ascension of the Lord, Pentecost Sunday, Trinity Sunday, World Communion Sunday, Christ the King Sunday, and our annual Christmas Eve worship service. Communion may be scheduled on other Sundays of the year–please see the latest Highlander newsletter on the Events page.
In addition, Homebound Communion is available (generally) quarterly in conjunction with days where communion is scheduled. Homebound Communion is brought to members of the congregation who are unable to join us in worship.
 
*Please contact the office if you or a loved one are a member
who may be interested in Homebound Communion.

 

Our Choirs

The Chancel Choir is an active group open to all that enjoy singing and participating in worship, from high school students to senior citizens.  The choir practices at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays from September through May or June and new members are always welcome. The Rotation Station Singers, our Youth Choir, was previously formed each year to sing at the end of the Advent and Lenten seasons. Currently the Rotation Station Singers are not active. The Handbell Choir was previously under the direction of Ann Mumper. While the Handbell Choir is no longer active, there are opportunities to have special handbell performances in worship services throughout the year. Please contact the office to find out when “Music Sundays” and hymn sings are being planned by the Worship Committee.