ELKTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ELKTON, MD
209 E. Main Street, Elkton
Worship with us at 10:00 am each Sunday!
We are an historic congregation with an eye to the future; traditional worshippers who welcome new songs and new liturgies. We enjoy fellowship meals together and we also enjoy opening our doors to the community during events such as our roast beef dinner, Cookie Walk and a fundraiser called a Tricky Tray.
We emphasize pastoral care for our seniors and we also encourage our young ones in multi-generational Sunday school classes and Vacation Bible School. Our youth group engages in both mission and in fellowship as well as learn about serving in the church.
Outreach is a vital part of our church, and we assist many in our community through various outreach programs including lunch each Friday hosted by Community Kitchen, and outreach assistance.
We hope you will join us one Sunday soon and see what we’re all about!
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Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord!
A Message From Pastor Gary
Sometimes we can look around and see ourselves, as a church, small. Diminished. We have a much smaller number of people attending regularly now. Our Sunday Schools have gotten much smaller. How do we look up and out from this vantage point, this time and this place?
John Calvin taught that Christians should use Scripture as a lens with which to see the world. What might we see in our small size if we look through the lens of Scripture. Well, for one thing, the lens of Scripture we are looking through in the next several Sundays—that lens features the small, the little, the apparently insignificant. I’m speaking of the first few chapters of the Gospel of Luke.
An old couple, having been unable to have children for decades, receive a promise. A young unmarried peasant woman, still a virgin, hears from an angel that the Spirit of God will make her the mother of the Son of God. Young Mary and old Elizabeth get together and converse in hushed tones of wonder about their pregnancies. Who are we that this should be happening to us, they are thinking. And then the birth of Jesus takes place, such a small insignificant delivery in the eyes of the world, proceeding in the feeding area for livestock there in a small looked-over town called Bethlehem. The great big public event is everybody traveling to be counted by the Roman power structure—the census upon which the taxes funding the entire empire will be based. That’s the real event, not this little family drama going forward quietly in someone’s stable.
And after Jesus is born, when he is taken to the temple—a couple of older godly people that everyone else looks over—these two people single out baby Jesus and Mary and Joseph and they pray praise to God. But think of all the priests and dignitaries who are missing it. Mary and Joseph and their newborn are
hardly a significant visit from their point of view.
And yet, on that night ̧ yes on that so holy night, this tiny insignificant birth on the world’s scale of values is the occasion for all the heavens opening up in a great choir from on high singing praises to the Almighty! And angels declare that the little peasant baby will end up being the Savior of the world.
God came this way. God often comes this way. To Elijah, not in the earthquake, but in a still small voice. The lineage of Jesus far before he was born seemed about to be cut off, several times. Sarah’s barrenness, then just one child in the line, and Abraham was even asked to give him up. One of Jesus’s great
grandmothers was Rahab, a prostitute from another country. God used a young man David to kill a mighty giant, Goliath. God once said to the entire people of Israel, that “it was not because you were more numerous than any other people that the Lord set his heart on you and chose you—for you were the fewest of all peoples. It was because the Lord loved you...” (Deut. 7:7-8). And God also said to the Apostle Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness” (2 Cor. 12: 9).
So let us have faith, even small faith if it is genuine, even if it’s only the size of a tiny mustard seed. Let us have faith in the Almighty God who chose to become part of our world’s smallness, in the person of the infant Jesus “in whom all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell” (Col. 1:19). Glory to the newborn
Worship Service 10:00 am
8:30 am – Adult Connections Class – 10 Commandments in the Upper Rm
9:00 am – Adult Study on Book of Acts in Fellowship Hall
10:15 am – Children’s Sunday School (they will start in worship service)
11:00 am – Jr/Sr High Sunday School – Youth Room
We are a connectional church through the New Castle Presbytery, which is located in New Castle, Delaware.
We have Sunday School every Sunday for all age groups at 10:00 am. We also have a Sunday School each Sunday during our 11:00 am worship service for Middle School through adults, which takes place in the Upper Room.
We hold Youth Group every Wednesday night
from 6pm to 8pm for youth ages 6th grade through 12th grade. ANYONE in that age group is welcome to join us - Contact the church office for more information
Each Sunday, we are blessed with live music from both our Praise Team and Choir.
We are a community-driven church.
Community Kitchen is hosted at Elkton Presbyterian Church, and provides meals every Friday to anyone who joins us.
Our Food Pantry provides bags of food to Elkton residents who provide proof of need and is available on Wednesday's from 10am-12 noon
We have multiple organizations within our church to assist the needy in our area.
For more information on joining our church, or how we can help, we encourage you to contact our church office at 410-398-4636 or send us an email!
Financial Outreach and Help is on the first Wednesday of the month- 10 AM to 12:00 Noon. .
As disciples of Christ, we share and rejoice in the warmth of God's love and light by teaching the holy word, serving Christ's community, and growing together in faith.
In all we do, we seek to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of The Holy Spirit.