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What do Presbyterians believe?

The Presbyterian Church (USA) is a church of great diversity unified by our beliefs and traditions.  At the core of our beliefs is the sovereignty of God, the authority of Scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers. We confess our beliefs through statements contained in the Book of Confessions.  We believe …find out on the PC(USA) website.

What is your worship service like?

COVID-19 changes to worship times

Worship via ZOOM, Facebook, or YouTube at 10AM Sundays.
Sunday afternoon service in person on the parking lot or via Facebook  at 1:00PM
Bring your own chair, and wear a mask at all times.

Worship Services are 8:15 and 11:00 AM

Summer worship – one service at 9:30 AM.  Our service times vary for Christmas, New Year, Easter, and summer.

We follow a traditional, liturgical order of service.  We use a variety of musical styles and sermons to create a joyous atmosphere. Children are welcome. Learn more here.

Doors to enter for Worship and Sunday School

Enter the right-hand door located under the “Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church” lettering at the parking lot entrance to the Breezeway.  Handicapped accessible doors are on the left of this entrance.  The button to open the door is on the left.  There are signs in the Breezeway to the office and other locations.  There is a sign on the wall at the portico “Sanctuary Entrance”.  This door under the portico offers a level entrance to the Sanctuary.

Tell me about Communion

Any baptized person is welcome to participate in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  You don’t have to be Presbyterian or a member of any church. During the sharing of the Bread and the Cup, ordained individuals distribute the elements to the seated congregation.  Recognizing that we are One Body of Christ, we hold the bread until all have received and then partake together. Because we come to God individually, we partake of the cup as we receive it.

Frequently asked questions

Can children take Communion?

Yes, baptized children who are nurtured to the meaning of the Sacrament of communion are welcome in the Sharing of the Bread and Cup.

What activities are available for children and teens?

We provide programs for children and teens to help them enjoy their MPC experience.  A Safe Church policy and screening of volunteers insure the well being of our children and teens.  For more information explore our menu pages for Children and Teens.

What should I wear?

Wear what is comfortable for you.  There is no dress code – some people dress up, some come in casual clothes, some wear jeans.

What about taking pictures during the worship service?

1. We do not allow flash pictures during our worship services.
2. Wedding and Baptisms are considered to be worship services with the same standards of reverence and order observed.
3. Photographs may be staged following a service.
4. If you have questions regarding videotaping or photography, contact a pastor.

How do I become a member?

If you have visited Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church and feel at home here, we encourage you to become a member.  Some of our members are new believers and some are life-long Presbyterians.  Many come from other protestant denominations and from other faiths.  All are brought together in Christ through fellowship, study, and service.

Membership at MPC begins with attending the “Inquirers’ Classes”.  The purpose of these classes is to help people deepen their understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and how following Jesus is expressed through membership in the Presbyterian Church.

Speak with one of the pastors or call the office (717-697-0351).
Office hours
Monday – Thursday: 2 – 4PM Monday -Thursday
Fridays: closed
Wear a mask at all time when in the building

Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church
300 East Simpson Street | Mechanicsburg, PA 17055