Mission and Vision Statements
Believing that the love and grace of God embraces everyone, we, the members of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, welcome into our fellowship all people, regardless of age; gender; ethnic, cultural or racial identity; sexual orientation; economic, occupation or educational status; faith background; mental or physical abilities. We welcome those in the military who are permanent or transient in our community.
Lent at Royster
Lent, a season of spiritual discipline and preparation that starts annually with Ash Wednesday—which falls this year on Feb. 14—anticipates the celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ at Easter. Here at Royster Memorial, we will celebrate Lent in several ways.
- Wednesday Lenten Study
Wednesday evenings begin with a common meal. All are welcome to join us for dinner at 5:30 pm. After that, we will be engaging Donald K. McKim's study "Living into Lent." Join us for a rousing, meaningful discussion!
- Worship changes
During Lent, we will enter the time of discipline and preparation by "retiring" Alleluia's. We will not sing the Gloria Patri during the season. Instead, the Assurance of Pardon will be follwed by the first verse of "Wondrous Love." On the first Sunday of Lent, all of the hymns and anthems will be sung acapella.