What to Expect
When you attend Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m.
TPC strives to create a worship experience that is welcoming to all. When you arrive, you will receive a bulletin that outlines the service and includes a number of announcements. The music is contemporary/modern (piano, guitar, bass, drums are typical), but both traditional hymns and more recent Christian songs are sung. Dress code would best be described as casual. Visitors are welcomed from the pulpit, but are not asked to identify themselves publicly (No “raise your hand if you’re new!”). You will have the opportunity to leave your contact information if you'd like. The first half of the service includes singing, prayers, and announcements; the second half includes the message and closing songs.
As you approach the campus from the parking lot, you will find a welcoming face at the visitor’s table. You will be directed to the sanctuary and Sunday school classes if you have children.
Of course, families are always welcome to worship together during the service. Click here for a map of the campus.
Help with disabilities or special needs:
Listening devices are available in the sanctuary for the hearing impaired. There are no stairs to encounter if you’re mobility impaired. Children with special needs also learn about the love of Jesus in Sunday school!
TPC understands the offering to be a normal part of Christian worship. The offering signifies our calling as Christians to use all of our resources for God’s purposes. Many people make their actual contribution online or through the mail, so there is no pressure for everyone to “put something in the plate.”
TPC celebrates communion (Eucharist, Lord’s Supper) typically on the first Sunday of every month. We take communion through the method of intinction. During communion, the congregation comes forward, tears off a piece of the bread and dips it into the cup (non-alcoholic juice). The congregation then returns to their seats. Those choosing not to receive communion simply remain in their seats. Those who are physically unable to come forward are served at their seats. All who profess faith in Jesus Christ – regardless of age – are invited to receive the sacrament. Church membership at TPC is not a requirement.
We are located in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita, on the corner of Las Amigas Dr. and Plano Trabuco Road, across from the Albertson’s shopping center. Click here for directions.