Teaching God's Love through the bible
Welcome to Lancaster Presbyterian Church! We'd love to meet you and learn from God's Word with you! It would be our pleasure to introduce you to our loving and welcoming church family.
Whether you're looking for life changing Bible-centered teaching with practical applications to your everyday life, vibrant worship, or a place to belong, you'll find it within our doors.
For God’s glory, we are committed to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, in all we say and all we do, to make and equip disciples, in our families, our community, and our world. We strive to provide many opportunities to be a part of a community of faith for all ages.
For answers to some of our common questions check out our FAQ at the bottom of the page.
Our historic building offers a fresh and relevant home to all, young and old, singles and families.
On Sundays the doors are always open and you're welcome to come and worship with us, or you can check out one of our weekday gatherings such as: youth groups, small groups, various Bible studies (college group, men's, women's), music opportunities, athletics, senior socials, and more!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the worship services like?
We offer two styles of worship - traditional & contemporary. Our Traditional Worship service takes place at 8:30am with music led by our church organist and choir. Our organist leads us with traditional hymns from our hymnals. Our Contemporary Worship service takes place at 11:00am with music led by our LPC Worship Team. Pastor Kelly delivers the same message at both services.
Communion takes place the first Sunday of each month. Communion elements are picked up outside the sanctuary prior to the start of the service. In order to provide safe handling, the Communion elements are in a self-serve package.
During the summer months we hold one service each Sunday at 9:30am. The style of this service changes from week to week. Some weeks are traditional and other weeks are more contemporary. Our Events page will indicate the style of worship for each Sunday.
We also have various special worship services in June that incorporate both styles of worship, such as Music Sunday and Confirmation Sunday.
When is communion served?
Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month and special services throughout the year. Communion self-serve elements are picked up outside the sanctuary prior to the start of the worship service.
Where do my children go during worship services?
Childcare is available during all services for children up to Kindergarten age.
Is there a Sunday School?
Yes! Sunday School is available for all ages, Infant through Adult from 9:45am to 10:45am. Adult classroom studies vary throughout the year. To find out more visit our Adult Education page. School age children are taught by caring adults using curriculum from Great Commission Publications. Generally there are two grade-levels per class. Classroom locations are posted near the main entrances or talk to one of our friendly greeters for directions. Sunday School runs during the school year, beginning after Labor Day and ending in early June. To find out more visit our Sunday School page.
Where do I park?
We have three on campus parking areas. We recommend parking in the lot behind the church off of Lake Avenue near the main entrance. There is also parking at our Potter’s House across Lake Avenue, and in the front of the church off of Broadway (Route 20). Handicap/Elderly parking is available in both the Broadway and Lake Avenue parking lots in the designated areas. There is additional street parking on the west side of Lake Avenue between stated signage.
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. You will find people here in casual attire and others in their “Sunday best”, with everything in between.
Why do I hear people use "LPC" and "EPC"?
Sometimes Lancaster Presbyterian Church is abbreviated as LPC. We are also a part of a global movement of Evangelical Presbyterian Churches, commonly referred to as EPC.
What is "Session"?
Session is a body of elected elders, responsible for the governance and spiritual oversight of our church. Active members of Session are called Ruling Elders.