Each Sunday at 10:00 am, the VAPC community of faith gathers to worship together. The worship service is the weekly focus of congregational life and a time of spiritual challenge, growth and renewal. We participate in thought-provoking sermons grounded in Biblical wisdom. We celebrate with inspiring music. We stop our business to worship together in God’s house and enjoy each other’s company in a time of fellowship.
The Reverend Dr. Peter Coutts leads us in worship that is:
A delightful and especially uplifting time in the service is the ‘children’s time’ which speaks to us with stories that appeal to all ages. Children gather to sit with the minister at the front of the church and discuss some aspect of the day’s service. After ‘children’s time’, children eagerly head off to Sunday School while their parents remain in the sanctuary.
Twice each year, the children and youth conduct the service, sharing and inspiring with their musical, acting and public-speaking gifts.
This congregation loves music. We sing it like we mean it – and we regularly enjoy the contributions of guest musicians. The backbone of VAPC’s musical life is the Senior Choir. This dedicated group meets on Thursday evenings to rehearse a variety of choral music. They develop their musical skills under the tutelage of both our Director of Music and our Choir Conductor. On Sunday, the choir inspires the congregation with their musical contributions to the worship service.
Our adult Handbell Choir, under the guidance of our Director of Music, enhances our worship service from time to time. They meet every Wednesday morning at 11 am for rehearsal.