Market Square Presbyterian Church


20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

FAQ

Q: What kind of church is MSPC?
A: Market Square is a Protestant church in the Reformed tradition.  We are part of the PCUSA


Q: What time is Sunday School and worship?
A: Sunday School education begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs to 10:30 a.m.  Worship is at 11:00 a.m. for traditional worship in our sanctuary, at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel for Korean language worship, and at 6 p.m. on alternate Sundays in Geneva Hall (4th level).


Q: What style of worship does MSPC have?
A: We have two styles--at the 11 a.m. service on Sundays, we have a basic traditional service with hymns, responsive readings, a sermon and choral numbers.  Our bulletin has notes along the side to help orient the worship participant. 

Every other week, we have a non-traditional worship (AWE) Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. This service draws on many worship traditions.  Diverse and thematic, AWE services are grounded in Christianity and Presbyterianism but also feature references and readings from a wide variety of religions, including Judaism and Buddhism, as well as practices such as guided meditation.


Q: Are children welcome in worship?
A: YES! Children are welcome, and we plan for them to attend and participate.  Every Sunday morning service includes a time with children, and there are special resource bags for children to use during worship.


Q: When do you celebrate Communion, and who can participate?
A: The Session schedules communion once a month, usually the first Sunday of the month.  We believe that the Communion Table is the Lord's table--all believers in Christ are welcome to participate.


Q: Do you have childcare?
A: We have childcare at 9:30 a.m. for children below the age for Sunday School, and also at 11:00 a.m. during the regular worship hour.


 Q: Do you have small groups at your church, e.g. Bible study?
A: Yes, we have various small groups.  For example, we have Bible study on Monday afternoons and we have a Reformed Readers book discussion group. Call the church office for details, or email Sheets@marketsquarechurch.org.


Q: How do I join the church?
A: Periodically, the pastors form a new members group. Typically, the group meet several times to help new members learn about the church. Then, they are accepted as members by the Session. People can join by transfer of membership from another church, by reaffirmation of faith or, for someone who has never belonged to a church, by baptism.


Q: Does the church allow non-members to hold weddings in the sanctuary?
A: The short answer is YES, but there are specific requirements.  Contact the church office at 717-257-1270 for a written copy of our wedding policy.