Worship at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church follows the seasons of the Christian Year. The first season in the Christian Year is the season of Advent (four weeks before Christmas) in which we wait expectantly for the coming of the Savior – Jesus Christ and the full coming of God’s kingdom of peace. This is followed by the season of Christmas – a twelve day celebration of the gift of Jesus to the world. January 6th marks the beginning of a new season known as Epiphany. Tradition suggests that the magi who followed the star (Matthew 2) arrived at the Bethlehem stable on January 6th. Our celebration of Epiphany continues for several weeks and is a time when we celebrate the gift of Baptism and Jesus’ call to follow him. Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, is a forty day season of reflection and preparation for the death of Jesus on the cross and his glorious resurrection. During Holy Week (Palm Sunday – Easter) we re-tell the final week of Jesus’ life: his last supper with his disciples, his arrest, trial and crucifixion. Easter day begins the season of Easter and is a fifty day celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Pentecost follows Easter and is the longest season of the Christian Year (June-November). In the season of Pentecost we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit which prompts, renews us and guides the Christian community through a long season of growth in discipleship and service.
We celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. All who put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ are welcome to partake of this meal.