"Worship the Lord with gladness; enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise."

 

Worship Services

Worship is the heart of our life together at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. In worship we direct our attention towards God and God’s grace given to us through Jesus Christ, and are renewed for our life and service in the world.

 

We gather for worship in a single service at 11:00 am where communion is served on the first Sunday of the month. A bulletin is given to all who attend and includes the printed order for worship as well as any church announcements. Our worship at Graham Memorial is traditional, meaning that we use a historic order for reformed worship, we sing hymns, adhere to the liturgical calendar, and follow the lectionary. Even though we are traditional, our worship is far from boring! Children and adults of all ages are welcome and participate in our worship, as we allow the Spirit to inspire all we do.

9:45am • Sunday School

11:00am • Worship Service

Nursery is available from 9:30am–12:00pm each Sunday.

Music Ministry

The Graham Memorial Choir meets every Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the choir room for practice. They are a talented and devoted group led by Ms. Ruth Ann Vowan. Our choir participates in every worship service including special church traditions such as The Hanging of the Greens and Service of Lessons and Carols during Advent as well as other special moments throughout the church year. 

Our church is in the process of updating our sound system and are excited for the ways it will enhance our worship space.

We are blessed to have a beautiful organ, which is a delight to play. We are currently searching for an organist, please see the News and Events page for more information.

 

Other Services

On the first Sunday of Advent the church is decorated for Christmas in a service known as the Hanging of the Greens. Families and church members each participate in parts of the service, as piece by piece the church is decorated. This special traditions is enjoyed by members of all ages.

Hanging of the Greens

In the yearly Ash Wednesday service, we are reminded that unless we are willing to die to our old selves, we cannot be raised to new life with Christ. During the service ashes are imposed on the foreheads of those who attend. 

Ash Wednesday

Usually on the third Sunday of Advent, the day we light the candle of joy, we celebrate with a service of Lessons and Carols. This service blends various passages from the Bible that tell the Christmas story from start to finish. The choir and the congregation sing the carols of Advent and Christmas, as we celebrate together the joy and anticipation of the arrival of the infant Christ.

Lessons & Carols

Each church year Palm Sunday, a celebration of Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem,  takes us both joyfully and solemnly into Holy Week. We often observe the Triduum, the final three days of Holy Week which commemorate Christ’s passion, with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.

Holy Week

GMPC has a special Christmas Eve service each year that is attended by members as well as those who are returning to the area to visit their family. It is a beautiful service that culminates in singing Silent Night by candle light. 

Christmas Eve

Each year in October, on the Feast Day of St. Francis, we partner with our friends at the local Episcopal church to offer an animal blessing. 

Pet Blessing

 

Contact Us

870.633.4424
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402 DILLARD AVENUE
FORREST CITY, AR 72335
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