Worship, Music & Communion

At First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, we praise God together on Sunday mornings. A typical worship service lasts about an hour and includes prayers, scripture, a sermon, and singing. Children are an important part of our community, and we welcome them in worship. There are worship bags in the back of the sanctuary to help older children follow along with the service. Second graders and younger students move upstairs for Godly Play after Time With Children, an element in the order of worship.

Communion is offered approximately once per month. All Christians, regardless of denomination or affiliation, are invited to receive the sacrament. Communion is typically by intinction. Congregants are invited to come forward by the center aisle to receive the bread and to dip it in the chalice, then return to the pews using the side aisles. The worship leaders serve persons in the pew who have difficulty walking forward. Gluten-free bread with separate chalice is available near the baptismal font. To find out when Communion will be offered again, please email the church office. To watch a video about Communion at our church, CLICK HERE.

Worship Services

SCHOOL YEAR
September-May:  8:30 AM Worship, 11:00 AM Worship
Sunday school at 9:30 for all ages; Coffee Hour at 10:30 am in Fellowship Hall.

SUMMER SCHEDULE
On Memorial Day weekend, worship times change to 8:00 in the courtyard and 9:30 AM in the sanctuary.
Summer schedule runs through Labor Day weekend.
Childcare (0-4 years old) and Children's Discovery (pre-K to first grades) is provided at the 9:30 am hour.
Older children may remain in worship; activity bags and a red wagon with quiet activities are available at both services.

Monthly Taize Worship with St. Mary's Catholic Church

Mark your calendars for an exciting repeat partnership with St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Throughout the year, we host monthly Taize worship services with our Catholic brothers and sisters. Locations alternate between their chapel at St. John Neumann (620 Bestgate Road) and the FPC sanctuary. All services begin at 7:30 pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Join us for these unique services of silence, prayer, chant, and Scripture modeled after the ecumenical monastic community in Taize, France.

Wednesdays Evenings, 2016-2017

Sept.14  St. John Neumann (SJN)
Oct. 12  First Pres.
Nov. 9  SJN
Dec. 14  First Pres.
Jan. 11  SJN
Feb. 8  First Pres.
Mar. 8  SJN
Apr. 12  First Pres.
May 10  SJN