They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2: 42
Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICES
Sunday worship at Peapack Reformed begins at 10 a.m. All are welcome!
From its very beginning, the Christian community has gathered on the first day of the week to hear the God’s Word read and proclaimed and to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. This day has special significance, since it was on the first day of the week that the followers of Jesus discovered the empty tomb and met the risen Lord. Every Sunday, therefore, is like an Easter day, filled with thanksgiving, joy and hope.
The worship service at Peapack Reformed takes its shape and movement from descriptions of early Christian gatherings found in the Gospels, the book of Acts and other 1st century writings. The order is a framework which allows for freedom and variety in liturgical action and affirms the role of the congregation as active participants. The service at Peapack offers Bible-based preaching, including a special time for children; vibrant music with choir, organ and piano; congregational hymn singing and responsive prayers; and times for reflective silences.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month. In January and in the summer, service is by intinction; in other months, the bread and juice of the vine are served to individuals in the pews. Children participate in the Communion service, receiving education and instruction as part of their Sunday school classes.
The Sacrament of Baptism for infants, youth and adults is celebrated as the occasions arise.