Worship & Study

Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
sing forth the honor of His name: Make His praise glorious. (Psalm 98:4)

Worship at Mayesville Presbyterian Church is structured according to traditional practices.  Choir and organ lead worshippers in hymns that have taught and inspired the faithful through the ages.  These are interspersed with newer hymns that have won a place in the Church's hymnody because of the strength and integrity of their texts, and the power of the melodies with which they have been paired.

As one family in the Lord, we lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving, profess our belief through the Apostles' Creed, join in intercessory prayer, and hear the Word of God preached and applied to our daily living.  On the second Sunday of each month, we gather around the Lord's table to observe his command, given at supper on the night before he died, to "do this in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19)

In December, we invite the entire communities of Mayesville, Sumter, and beyond to celebrate with us the traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, in which we recall our salvation history and God's intervention in that history through the Incarnation of His Son.

A special service on the evening of Maundy Thursday focuses our attention on the incomprehensible redemptive sacrifice of our Lord's suffering and death that lead to His resurrection and our salvation.

In the spring, we once again invite the wider community to join with us.  This time, the occasion is a joyous hymn festival, in which we sing the great hymns of Christianity and learn something of their background, as well as that of the composers and authors.


We Believe

  1. The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, authoritative word of God; without error as originally written.
  2. God is the one, perfect eternally existent God who is also three persons of equal power and glory:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  3. Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to pay for our sins, rose bodily from the dead on the third day, ascended into the presence of God and Father now interceding for us, and who will return in power and glory
  4. The Holy Spirit participated in creation, providence, and inspiration of the Bible, began special ministries on the Day of Pentecost for the Church, indwells every believer, baptizes all in Christ into one Body, is the means of all acceptable worship and service, and convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment
  5. Man was created in God’s image, sinned and incurred both physical and spiritual death, is lost in his natural state, and cannot earn merit or acceptance from God.
  6. Salvation (eternal life) is completely the gift of God given by His unmerited love, received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, results in forgiveness of sins, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and brings new life as a new creature.
    Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
    Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. (Psalm 29:1-2)