Our worship service has resumed with physical distancing and safety measures. Our service is also being streamed via YouTube live at 10:30am Sundays: https://tinyurl.com/sgopc-stream
The fellowship area furthest from the kitchen and adjacent to the chapel is reserved for those who desire further physical distancing during worship. It’s separated from the chapel by a wall with windows and has a separate HVAC system. The pastor is visible through the windows and on the TV monitors; service audio is on the overhead speakers. Hymnals and bulletins are available on the chairs. If it’s a communion Sunday, the elders will also serve those seated in this area (they will be wearing masks and will individually serve each person so that trays are not being passed). If you are going to utilize this area, we recommend arriving just after 10:30 to avoid mingling with others in the hallway before the service.
Our monthly fellowship meal and Harbor Tower Retirement Home service are still currently suspended.
At Sovereign Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church (SGOPC), our purpose is to glorify and enjoy our Sovereign Lord! Our focus is on our gracious Lord and Redeemer and the faithful worship of Him.
If you’re looking for a church that…
- honors God as the sovereign Lord of the universe
- preaches Christ as the Son of God who died for sinners
- lives by the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit
- insists upon the absolute authority of God’s Word
…then we invite you to join us in worshiping and serving Him here on Whidbey Island.
What’s in a name?
The word Sovereign means supreme ruler. At Sovereign Grace we believe that God has supreme authority over all his creation including man’s salvation which he provides to us by grace through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ.
The “ortho” in orthodox comes from the Greek word for “straight.” The “dox” comes from the Greek term for “thinking.”
At Sovereign Grace you will find straight preaching and teaching of the word of God.
We believe that the Bible calls men of wisdom and experience (i.e., elders) to exercise oversight of God’s people in the local church. “Presbyterian” is derived from the Greek word meaning “elder.” The members of Sovereign Grace recognize that our elders represent Christ to the body.