Worship & Youth Church

10 AM  Sunday

Ash Wednesday - 7:00 PM

Ash Wednesday is the first day in the 40-day season of Lent.  As the journey to the cross unfolds over the next forty days, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of repentance and confession.  The tradition of marking the worshiper with the sign of ashes has long been a part of many Christian traditions to observe this time of preparation, and is traditionally practiced at Puckety.

Pentecost Sunday - 10:00 AM

Pentecost is the "birthday" of the Church - when we remember the falling of the promised Holy Spirit not just upon, but within, the followers of Christ, to inspire and equip our proclamation of Christ's rising and empower our ministry to the world (Acts 2).  If Christmas is "God-with-us," and Easter is "God-for-us," then Pentecost is "God-in-us."


Easter - "Son-Rise" Service - 7:00 AM

Our sunrise service is normally held at the Puckety Cemetery (just over the hill from our church).  If weather is inclement, we hold it at Faith Hall (adjacent to the church bldg.).  This is a casual service - bring your own folding chair and blanket - Easter morning is usually brisk.  This is a beautiful way to experience the "new creation" in a natural setting, where we can hear heaven and nature sing.

Worship at Puckety

Worship for both youth and adults begins at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday.  What you wear is up to you, and you will find folks in jeans and/or shorts and T-shirts, and also some who prefer to be more formal.  Whatever your preference, we want you to be comfortable.  Worship is a time to give our hearts back to God, and focusing on our relationship with Jesus.  That can be done no matter what you choose to wear.  Our worship style is a blended worship with both contemporary praise songs & traditional hymns.  

Throughout the year, we also have several other services that are held on a day other than Sunday.  Normally these will be displayed on the revolving banner on our home page, but below is a complete list should you want to plan ahead.  Special worship services held at our usual worship time on Sunday include Easter and Pentecost.


"Advent" means "coming."  The season of Advent (beginning at the end of November or start of December) is the beginning of the Church Year.  During this season of 4 Sundays preceding Christmas, we prepare and anticipate Christ's coming (both his 1st at Bethlehem and his coming again) with expectant hope.  It is an opportunity for communal discernment as the church (personally and corporately) prepares to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord.  

Christmas Eve - 7:00 PM  (Candlelight Service)

On Christmas Eve we annually have our Candlelight Service at 7:00 PM - a family service that celebrates the fulfillment of the prophecies about the Messiah on the night we remember the Savior's birth.  All are welcome to join us for this special evening of song, proclamation and light.  Note: when Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day) falls on a Sunday, we have a 10:00 AM service in the morning as well.


Beginning on Ash Wednesday, the season of Lent is a time of prayer and self-examination in preparation for the Passion of Christ (Holy Week) and celebration of the resurrection at Easter.  It is a period of 40 days - like the flood rains in Genesis, Moses' sojourn on Sinai, and Jesus' time of testing in the wilderness.  [The Sundays in Lent are not included in the count of 40]

Maundy Thursday - 7:00 PM     

Maundy Thursday begins the climax of Christ's Passion week - marking the night Christ shared his last supper with his disciples and instituted the Sacrament.  On this night we remember the commandment that Christ gave us in word and deed as he taught us how to love one another (to the uttermost), washing our feet as a servant.  That Thursday night, Christ also promised the Holy Spirit, prayed for us in the Garden, was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver and handed over to be tried.

Easter Worship - Sunday 10:00 AM

The festival of the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter) is the center of the Christian year, and the event that defines us as God's people, where the Church joyfully proclaims the good news of the gospel: "Jesus Christ is risen from the dead."