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<p>Our name describes us well. The EPC is both evangelical and Presbyterian. We are evangelical in our zeal for the Gospel, as well as, evangelism, missions and living obediently as followers of Jesus. At the same time, we are rooted deeply in the Protestant Reformation and especially the theological and pastoral work of John Calvin. We embrace the Westminster Confession of Faith as our doctrinal standard and the rule of spiritually mature elders linked together regionally as the best way to guide local congregations. When the EPC started in 1981 we determined that on the basic essentials of the Christian faith, we would not disagree, but on anything that was not essential, such as the issue of ordaining women as officers or practicing charismatic gifts, we would give each other liberty. Above all, we committed ourselves to loving each other and not engaging in quarrels and strife. The result is that when we get together in our regional and national meetings, we spend most of our time in worship and fellowship and almost none in arguing with each other. Our goal is for each service to be joyful and meaningful as you seek to meet and honor God through worship. We meet in the worship center at 10:30 Sunday morning and 6:00pm Wednesday night. Sunday worship usually lasts about an hour and a half. Someone will hand you a bulletin with the week's announcements and a program for the day's service. Our worship services are best described as blended, with lots of singing and prayer. We love to praise God through music, so we sing both contemporary praise songs and traditional hymns, and often enjoy special selections from our excellent choir and accomplished musicians. As for style, we believe that how you worship is between you and God. Some congregants quietly meditate, while others sing openly with hands raised. You'll hear a sermon from one of our pastors, Matthew Everhard or David Franklin. We think you'll find the messages encouraging, relevant, and challenging. If you have a personal Bible you will probably want to bring it to follow along. We are currently using the ESV, but other translations are appreciated. We also have Bibles (ESV) available in the pews.</p>

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