what should you expect on sunday?

 
We want to make your experience at grace ridge church as worshipful and enjoyable as possible. We have tried to answer a few of the more common questions below, but please feel free to contact us with any other questions.
 
WHERE?
Our services are held at 761 Terrace St., Honesdale.  Our church is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking.
 
WHEN ARE WORSHIP SERVICES?
We have two opportunities for corporate worship: 9am & 5:30pm.   The sermon is usually the same and is given by Rev. Lyle at both services.
 
HOW LONG IS THE SERVICE?
Our worship services last about an hour and include praising Our Lord through song, responding to His Grace with our tithes and offerings, and deepening our relationship with Him through a 30 minute sermon.   Don’t rush out, though!  We always have warm cookies, coffee, tea and breakfast items after our 9AM service and dinner after the 5:30PM service.  It’s a great time to talk and ask questions or just relax!
 
WILL YOU BE ASKED FOR MONEY?
No!  We pass a bucket during our announcements video, and we offer an online option to give, but your offering is between you and God.  We believe that God gives us everything we have and expects us to respond to Him by offering our time, talents and money for His holy purposes.  Through prayer, you will know when and what to give at grc.
 
WHAT STYLE OF WORSHIP CAN YOU EXPECT?
Reverend Lyle’s preaching is Bible-based, relevant and easy to understand.  His messages are recorded each week and posted on our website on Tuesdays.  The music is similar to what you hear on Christian radio.  Click here to listen to sermons.
 
WHEN IS COMMUNION SERVED?
We serve Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month.  All who have been baptized are welcome.
 
WHAT IS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN?
Child care is available at both of our services for children preschool and younger. In order to provide the best care possible, our nursery caregivers have all state recommended clearances. We have a paid staff, consisting of two experienced women who are present each week and who provide a safe and loving environment. We provide pagers and a secure check in/out system for parents’ peace of mind.  We also have busy bins and children’s bulletins available during worship services for school-age children.
 
After the 9am service, children preschool through 5th grade are invited to participate in Sunday School classes.  Parents can register first time students near the Guest Services Desk and then pick up children at 11:00am. 
 
WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR?
You’ll find that most men and women are dressed casually at our services. While some may be dressed up, many are wearing jeans, shorts and t-shirts. We’re not a church that worries about how you look on the outside! Whatever you’re wearing, we’ll be glad to see you!
 
WHAT DENOMINATION IS GRC?
As of October 3, 2015, grc is an ECO church. ECO is otherwise known as the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. To find out more about this denomination, please visit www.eco-pres.org.
 
HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS CHURCH?
Our Guest Services Team is here to help!   Anyone wearing a grc t-shirt and a lanyard can point you in the right direction.  You will also find information and answers at our Guest Services desk.  Don’t hesitate to visit there before or after worship.
 
FIRST STEP CLASSES
You can also find out more about grc by attending FIRST STEP CLASSES held at 10:15am each Sunday.  Classes are held in The Cellar.  If you don’t know how to get there, please inquire at the Guest Services Desk.  
 
Please explore the rest of this website to get a feel for the ways God works in our church.  If you have questions, you may want to contact our Director of Ministries, Emily Wilken (ewilkengrc@gmail.com) or contact the Church Office to begin receiving updates and emails.  We look forward to getting to know you!
Grace Ridge Church
761 Terrace Street Honesdale
9am & 5:30pm Sundays