Worship & Sacred Music

Worship & Sacred Music

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.”

Matthew 18:20


Come Worship With Us: Sunday, 10 a.m.

Worship with us on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. You don’t have to be Methodist to join us; our worship is open to people or all denominations, regardless of where you are on your faith journey. We offer traditional- and blended contemporary- style services utilizing a variety of musical influences.  Our congregation is diversified and our worship service is inclusive.

Worship is at the heart of who we are as Christians.  In worship we hope to encounter God and experience a deep sense of awe and wonder.  We join together as a congregation to listen, to pray, to sing, to praise, and to celebrate. Led by Pastor Gene Ott and Associate Pastor Michael Cobb, YUMC’s weekly services are planned to deepen the faith of all attending through scripture, prayer, the message, and music.  In addition to the sermon, each Sunday we offer a “Children’s Message” as part of our worship service.

(Child-care is available during worship.)


Holy Baptism and Holy Communion have been chosen and designated by God as special means through which divine grace comes to us.  In a sacrament, God uses tangible, material things as instruments of grace.  They are “an outward sign of inward grace, and a means whereby we receive the same.”  Sacraments are sign-acts, which include words, actions, and physical elements.  They both express and convey the gracious love of God.  They make God’s love both visible and effective.  To understand more about the United Methodist understanding of baptism please go to the Baptism page.

Holy Communion:

During the Lord’s Supper, Jesus shared in a meal with his disciples on the last night of his physical life.  He shared bread and wine and asked the disciples to eat and drink in remembrance of him.  During communion, it is asked of God by the clergy for the Spirit to make the bread and wine the body and blood of Christ as well as “to make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to the entire world.”

Holy Communion (The Lord’s Supper) is served the first and third Sundays of each month. This sacrament is offered to all: “Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.”

Music Ministry:

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord…serve the Lord with gladness;                                         come before his presence with singing” (Psalm 100: 1-2)

Sacred music is a vital part of our worship service. The music program at Yorktown United Methodist Church is a Spirit-filled, message-rich reflection of our strong church community offered to all age groups. YUMC’s adult choir sings two to three times a month. Our Christian band, “The Methodicats” led by Steve Ernst offers blended, contemporary music on alternate Sundays.   Music at YUMC covers a wide variety of styles: traditional, gospel, classical and contemporary Christian music are all part of our repertoire. Opportunities for instrumental or singing soloists are available, as well as participating in musical events throughout the year.

Healing Ministry:

A Monthly Public Prayer and Healing Service is held at YUMC on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., with a Soaking Prayer Service (immersion in prayer and meditation – no water involved) held on the following Monday at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

If you enjoy Spirit-led worship and Spirit-filled music, please join us at Yorktown United Methodist Church.

Here are a few worship highlights of our church year:

Season Worship Services
  • Kickoff of Sunday School
  • Hispanic Heritage Month celebration
  • Laity Sunday (entire service conducted by parishioners)
  • All Saints Day (remembering of our dear departed loved ones)
  • Consecration Sunday (annual stewardship celebration)
  • Interfaith and YUMC Thanksgiving Services
  • Advent Services (themes: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love)
  • Annual Christmas Cantata (presented by Senior Choir & guest musicians)
  • Christmas Eve Services (Family Service, Candlelight Service)
  • Baptism of the Lord (remembering our baptism)
  • Celebrating Black History Month
  • Ash Wednesday Service
  • Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter)
  • The Gift of the Earth (celebrating Earth Day)
  • Mother’s Day
  • Pentecost Sunday
  • Faith in Action Sunday (service day in the community)
  • Touchdown Sunday (close of Sunday School, award recognitions)
  • Father’s Day
  • Summer Praise

Come Worship With Us!