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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!
Learn about God
Understand God
Experience God
Let’s learn about Him together!

Our Praise Service which features contemporary music begins at 9:30 am each Sunday in the Sanctuary. We then gather for Sunday School (children and adults) which begins at 9:30 am. Our Traditional Service takes place in the sanctuary at 11:00 am. We also have a Sunday School for all ages which takes place during the 11:00 service in the Upper Room.

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord!

Every year we say we really need prayer in our town, county, state and country.

This year prayer is needed more than ever. Our country is in a downward spiral that we would never dream would happen in our life time.

Please join us for prayer on this day, May 5th at noon and continuously every day.

Questions? Call or text or email Mary Ellen Beck, 302-750-9360 or merb558@comcast.net.

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A Message From Our Pastor

The creation has much to teach us. I mean, look at it right now! Silently, gradually,     yet insistently and dramatically emerging into new oaks of green, maples of red, forsythias of yellow.

Emerging into color. Have you ever felt, by contrast, the concrete determination with which we humans can stay the same?

Sometimes it seems we are hard-and-fast resolute upon a direction we already decided upon decades and decades before.

Even though he could see all things when he chose to, Jesus sometimes was genuinely shocked at the rigid smallness around him. Especially in people who had known “church” all their lives. Our reading together in the Gospel of John this May is filled with painful exchanges between Jesus and alleged longtime followers of Jesus’s own Father—Jahweh. These quarrelsome leaders, the scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’s day, had long since settled into a winter of sameness of attitude, sameness of sense of superiority, sameness of soul. They were primarily taken up with the tired old need to show how everyone else was wrong. When we’re around them, when we are reading of their constant moralizing competitiveness, we do not at all get a sense of the thrill of bowing before the Eternal, the Immeasurable, the Majesty.

I can feel that same soul-killing inertia in myself, at times, can’t you? Oh, to turn upward instead! (As all creation is doing right now!) To turn in open-eyed wonder and corresponding personal transformation, to turn one’s face up to contemplate God the Creator! The maker of all things new! The liberator! The one who creates in us a “new creation” in which “all things have become new.”

There are different ways, certainly, of being creative. We can make things “new” by recreating them in our own image— which is what the Bible calls idolatry, not Christ-centered creativity at all. This is the kind of creative theology that finds innovative ways to re-present God in our own image. This kind of new is actually very old. To my mind, that which is much more exciting is the timeless truth that hits you with surprising impact. Eternal truth isn’t old, because it breaks in from the beyond, and astonishes.

Word from so far above—is new here.

Sin blunts feeling. Self as center slowly enslaves and even kills. But turning up and outwards—to Christ—liberates us and opens up our windows to receive the heavens. Yes, language like this can sound like a dream, distant from everyday reality. But look again at the lofty and life-giving Jesus of the Gospel of John—yearning to lead the leaders into being “born from above”—even as they fight him and insist on lockdown under a competitive self. In the middle chapters of John, the struggle between new life and old death feels very, very real.

As we feel the breezes of spring, the soft light embracing us, the quiet resurrection of color, let’s look up through them and with joy to the Creator Yahweh behind all this, indeed to Jesus the “Word, without whom nothing was made that was made.” We worship you, Jesus, Lord of all that truly creates new life!

Pastor Gary

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SUNDAY MORNINGS 
AT EPC

Contemporary Praise Service

9.30 am

Sanctuary

Traditional Service

11:00 am

In Sanctuary and
Live-streamed on Facebook

Adult Sunday School 

9:30 am

In Person-Fellowship Hall

Also Available On Zoom

11:00 am
In-Person - Upper Room

Children's Sunday School

9.30 am

In Person

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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 9:30 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 our Praise Band at 9:30 am, and our Choir at 11:00 am.

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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. .

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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.

Our mission is to
Learn about God
Understand God
Experience God
Let’s learn about Him together
We are a church family that reaches out and shares the good news of God’s word with friends and neighbors by providing a place for worship, fellowship, support, education, and discipleship, so that all may know God’s love through the life and death of His Son, Jesus Christ.
 
We are a mid-sized congregation in the heart of downtown Elkton, Maryland, with multiple community active ministries.