The Lord’s Day
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary
We believe that Christian worship is a participatory experience, giving the people of the Triune God the opportunity to praise Him through prayers, hymns, Scripture reading, sacrament, and preaching. The best way to start to learn more about our community is to come worship with us. We invite you to be fully present in our worship services, and our hope is that you are blessed as a result.
The Lord’s Supper
At least monthly, usually the first Sunday service & most special services
The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is central to Christian worship. It is a memorial to, or a reminder of, Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection. But more than this, it is a means through which the risen Lord is truly present with his people as a continuing power and reality. Visitors are welcome to receive Communion at HCPC. We welcome all, including infants and children, who are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and who confess Jesus Christ as Lord to receive the sacrament with self-examination, reverence, humility, and grateful awareness of Christ’s presence.
As required during a Lord’s Day service
Baptism symbolizes the baptism of the Holy Spirit and is the external sign of the covenant which marks membership in the community of faith. In this sacrament the church witnesses to God’s initiative to claim persons in Christ, forgive their sins, grant them grace, shape and order their lives through the work of the Holy Spirit, and set them apart for service. At HCPC, the sacrament of baptism is administered to infants, one or both of whose parents or guardians affirm faith in Jesus Christ and assume the responsibilities of the covenant, and to all persons who affirm personal faith in Jesus Christ and have not received the sacrament. If you are interested in baptism for you or your children, we invite you to contact Rev. Derek Jacks or Rev. Sherrad Hayes for more information.
See our church calendar for specific events
We have special opportunities for worship throughout the Church year, often with other churches in the Homewood area. Historically, these have included: the Homewood Community Thanksgiving Service, a Christmas Cantata, Christmas Eve Communion, an Ash Wednesday Service, the Homewood Community Way of the Cross, Holy Week Services (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and/or Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil), an Ascension Day Service, and an All Saints’ Day Service.
After the Children’s Message in Room 110
Children through the age of 12 are invited to the front of the sanctuary during the Children’s Message, usually at the beginning of worship. After this, as an option for parents/guardians, children aged 3 years to 1st grade are invited to Children’s Church where experienced church members teach age-appropriate, scriptural lessons. A nursery for children under 3 is also provided in Room 119. We welcome and highly encourage all children, including infants and toddlers, to remain in the sanctuary for the entire worship service!
Practice – Wednesdays at 7:07 p.m. & Sundays at 9:40 a.m.
The Chancel Choir is the primary music ministry of HCPC. During worship, the choir leads the congregational singing and provides special music to the glory of God on behalf of the congregation. Over the last several years, the Chancel Choir has been led by highly gifted vocal students from Samford University and has sponsored several choral scholars. The current director is Dr. Lynn Faulkner.
Practice – Sundays at 4:00 p.m. (seasonal)
The Tone Chimes provide special music for several church services throughout the year under the direction of Dr. Lynn Faulkner.