Worship Services

Sterling UMC’s worship experience each Sunday is an opportunity for each of us to come to know God better and find hope and help for our daily lives. It is exciting and encouraging to be part of a group of people seeking to live out their faith together.  Pastor Steve Vineyard preaches the sermon for the 9:00 AM Traditional service and the 11:00 AM Contemporary worship service, and Pastora Marcela Jarman preaches for the 10:00 AM Servicio en Español, but we also enjoy other speakers from time to time.  Nursery (0-24 months) is available at all services.

Traditional Service – 9:00 AM

Our 9:00 AM service has a traditional order of worship, with weekly participation by the church’s choirs and hymn singing from the United Methodist Hymnal and its supplement, “The Faith We Sing.”  Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month. This service includes time for fellowship and prayer. This service runs in parallel with our Sterling Kids Children’s Worship.

Children’s  Worship Service – 9:00 AM

The Sterling Kids Worship Service will be held in the Gallihugh Hall fellowship hall and will follow the structure of the adult service as much as possible with Music, Passing of the Peace greeting, joys and concerns for prayer time, tithing, a reading, a message, and Communion on the first Sunday of the month. Designed for school age children and older but no one will be turned away, and older children will be welcomed as a means to create a mentoring environment.

Servicio de Adoración y Alabanza – 10:00 AM

En este servicio se utiliza el idioma español para compartir la alabanza y la adoración a Dios con nuestra congregación y la comunidad que habla español. La música es una mezcla contemporánea latina/hispana. Compartimos testimonios, oramos, animamos unos a otros, y escuchamos a la enseñanza de la Biblia a medida que crecemos en nuestra fe y la amistad entre nosotros. Rev. Marcela Jarman es nuestra pastora asociada y por lo general predica.
(In this service we use the Spanish language to share praise and worship of God with our Spanish-speaking congregation and community.  The music is a Hispanic/Latino contemporary blend.  We share testimonies, pray, encourage each other and listen to teaching from the Bible as we grow in our faith and friendship with each other. Rev. Marcela Jarman is our associate pastor and usually preaches.)

Growing Deeper at Ten – 10:00 AM

Growing Deeper at Ten is an opportunity for fellowship, discipleship and service for all ages taking place in our 10 AM hour.  Click here to read more.

Contemporary Worship – 11:00 AM

At our Contemporary Service you will find SUMC’s Contemporary Worship Team using guitars, keyboards, drums and other instruments to lead the congregation in singing contemporary Christian worship songs in praise and worship of God.  If you’re looking for a high-energy, active worship service, this is the one for you!


Sterling United Methodist Church

Iglesia Metodista Unida de Sterling

304 East Church Road, Sterling VA 20164

Phone: 703-430-6455 Fax: 703-430-0753