The Presbyterian Church Lakehurst, N.J.

101 Orchard St.  Lakehurst  NJ  08733
phone: 732-657-5211

Worship - Loving God with Heart and Voice
Worship is the heart of the Presbyterian Church. We gather together to worship God as a natural and joyful response to God's amazing grace in our lives. With presence, prayer and song, we worship, and God feeds our soul and strengthens us for whatever we will face in the week ahead. 

Our 10 am Sunday worship service is "traditional" but we are open to God's Spirit and we try to be creative, faithful to the Gospel, and relevant to 21st century realities. The sermon is short but meaningful and thought-provoking. 

Everyone participates in worship, including the children who take us by the hand and lead us into the mystery of the kingdom of God. 

We rejoice and reaffirm our faith with the Sacrament of Baptism, and we celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each month. 

Our Music Minister, Diana Smerillo, leads music in worship on the organ and piano, and she teaches and conducts the Chancel Choir and the Brass Hand Bell Choir. Ms. Smerilllo graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelors degree in music education. She taught music, most recently in the Brick (NJ) middle school system for 27 years. And she has served churches as organist and choir conductor all of her life, including 10 years at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, and 24 years at Pinelands Reformed Church. 

The Chancel Choir of volunteers practice on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30, and Sunday morning at 9:15. They are always ready to welcome a new voice to the choir. The Brass Hand Bell Choir practices from 3 to 4:30 on Wednesdays and before worship on the days that they play. People of all ages, who have never played an instrument, are joining the Hand Bell Choir and loving it.

​The sanctuary chancel has two lovely Tiffany windows. At Christmas, a 15-foot Poinsettia Tree fills the chancel, and at Easter, an equally inspiring Cross of Lilies stands before the table. The sanctuary is well heated and air-conditioned, has a good sound system, and is wheel-chair accessible. 

We believe that we worship God with everything that we think, say and do, wherever we are. But we love to sing together on Sunday morning - "the old, old story, of Jesus and his love!"