Our Worship

When we at Whidbey Presbyterian Church gather to worship our God, we come together as the Body of Christ - as a family joined and knit together in Christ. When you join us, you will see that like all families, we have young and old, long- time believers and those new to the faith; we have guitar and organ, praise and hymns; you’re welcome in jeans and T-shirt or shirt and tie. Like all families, you will find people who think differently and disagree, but we choose to love each other despite our differences because of the unity we have in Christ.


We are not a place where you have to fit a mold, be perfect, or subscribe to a list of 12 essential beliefs. The only requirement is your recognition of your need for a savior. We don’t see ourselves as a “holy huddle” but as one beggar showing another where to find the bread of life. Welcome.


We have one service at 10 am throughout the summer from June 4 - September 10. (The rest of the year Sept-May, we have two worship services at 9 am and 11 am.) Babies are always welcome in our services. A room with a view of the service is located at the back of the sanctuary and is available for your use should you want to step out of the service. During all worship services, child care is available for children 3 months to 3 years and an usher will direct you to the nursery.


The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and at other appropriate seasonal services throughout the year.


Through our Hearing Loop System, we provide hearing assistance to our members and visitors who have challenges hearing well during worship services. To access this system, you can use one of the personal receivers provided near the front entrance of the church, or if you have hearing aids that have a telecoil installed, simply turn on the telecoil setting for direct access to the church audio system.

Music

If you love music in your worship service, Whidbey Presbyterian offers a nice variety of music. Our Chancel Choir meets every Wednesday evening at 5:00 to rehearse anthems for upcoming Sunday services. We present those anthems and any other service music on the first three Sundays of each month. We warm-up at 10:30 am and worship our Lord in song at 11:00 am. 


Our 9:00 Sunday service leans towards a more contemporary style led by a worship team of singers and musicians. Typical instrumentation includes guitar, piano and voices and is open for anyone of any age wanting to learn about or become involved in worship leading through music. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7 pm. Contact Peter Keating at keatingisland@yahoo.com for more information. 


Every fourth Sunday of the month we present special music from smaller groups, guest musicians, and soloists. It is an opportunity for people to share the gift of music that God has given without being committed to weekly rehearsals.


When a fifth Sunday appears in the month we go to one worship service at 10:00 am which features a Gospel String group. They specialize in playing gospel songs, choruses, hymns, and old favorites with a blue-grass flavor that are as much fun to play as they are to listen to. The group is open to anyone excited about playing a stringed instrument which could include: the guitar, banjo, cello, mandolin, auto harp, dulcimer, string bass, violin, ukulele, 

etc. Practice-jams are almost every Friday evening at 7 pm.     


We currently are seeking an individual who is interested in leading a group of chimers. 

We own a beautiful set of chimes and have several members who have played these in the past. 


If you want more information about any musical group, contact the church office at wpc@whidbeypres.org.

Child Care

Babies are always welcome in our services. A room with a view of the service is located at the back of the sanctuary and is available for your use should you want to step out of the service. During all worship services, child care is available for children 3 months to 3 years and an usher will direct you to the nursery.

Baptism

Jesus' baptism served as a sign of public identification of His ministry of salvation for the human race. In keeping with that sign, the primary meaning of Baptism for Christians is identification with Jesus Christ, His Kingdom and His Covenant. In the ceremony of Baptism, your child is publicly identified as being included in God's Covenant, through Christ, on the basis of your faith as parents. If you would like more information on baptism, please contact the church office at wpc@whidbeypres.org

Weddings

Christian marriage is a fulfillment of God's plan for a woman and a man to live together in commitment to each other as long as they both shall live. Thus, it is our desire that preparation for a wedding include preparation for a life-long marriage. The wedding itself is an act of worship. It is a covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God which not only seeks God's blessing, but also desires God's leadership and participation in the life of the couple. If you would like more information about potentially having your wedding here, please contact the church office at wpc@whidbeypres.org