Traditional Worship

Traditional Worship

Traditional worship at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Churchis a joyful, prayerful and music-filled experience. We worship to glorify God and build up the community of believers to live in this world as followers of Jesus Christ. The 8:30 a.m. traditional service meets in Sanner Chapel, which is located immediately inside the front entrance of the Church. The 10:45 a.m. traditional service is held in our beautiful sanctuary.

What to expect

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 theChancel 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.

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.

Childrens' Sermon

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.

The pastor preaching regularly is Rev. Thomas Q. Strandburg, often assisted by Associate Pastor Scott Miller.  Dr. David Watson, Pastor Emeritus, provides leadership in liturgy. Bishop George W. Bashore is our Bishop in Residence.  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.

Looking for something more contemporary? Please read more about The Gathering.