Our Worship

Worship Services

Sunday services are traditional. The 8:30 a.m. service meets in Sanner Chapel, which is located immediately inside the front entrance of the Church. The 10:45 a.m. service is held in our beautiful sanctuary.

Kidz Praise, a special worship service for children aged 3 years old through 3rd grade, takes place during our 10:45 a.m. Sunday service.

Children who would like to participate in Kidz Praise will stay at the 10:45 a.m. service until the Children’s Message, and then leave for the All-Twos Room with one of the Kidz Praise leaders. Kidz Praise weaves together praise, prayer, scripture, music and art. Children return to the sanctuary just before the end of the adult service.

During the summer heat, we move our worship services to air-conditioned rooms in the Church. The 8:30 a.m. Sunday service remains in Sanner Chapel, which is accessible via three main doors on West Liberty Avenue. The 10:45 a.m. service is held in Asbury Center, which is located on the Church’s lower level and easily accessible from the parking lot.

Handicapped access is available from the parking lot through the side door clearly marked with the universal handicapped access sign.

What to expect

Worship at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church is a joyful, prayerful and music-filled traditional experience. We worship to glorify God and build up the community of believers to live in this world as followers of Jesus Christ.

Our worship is traditional in form, yet personal and hospitable as an experience. Weekly, the community gathers to praise God, hear the Word read and preached, respond with prayers and commitments, and go forth to serve. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and on Holy Day festivals.

The preaching style is Biblically-based, yet focused on living in today’s world. Our music ministry is of the highest quality with the Chancel Choir featured in the 10:45 a.m. service. Since children are a vital focus in our ministry, there is a Children’s Sermon during both Sunday services.

The pastor preaching regularly is Rev. Thomas Q. Strandburg. Dr. David Watson, Pastor Emeritus, provides leadership in liturgy. Bishop George W. Bashore, Bishop in Residence, also preaches occasionally. For biographies of our clergy, click here.

How should I dress?

Dress varies from business suits to business casual to jeans and t-shirts. Dress comfortably.

Parking

There is a dual-level parking lot adjacent to the Church with clearly marked handicapped accessible spaces on the upper level. Overflow parking is available either on the street or in a lot directly across West Liberty Avenue behind Laughlin’s funeral home.

Directions

We are located at 3319 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, at the intersection of Scott Road and West Liberty. Check out our contact us page for directions.