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Elkton Presbyterian Church
Our History and Church  Government
Our History and Church Government


Presbyterian history in Elkton began in the year 1741.  The present church was incorporated in October 1833 "by an act of the Synod of Philadelphia at their session in Columbia, Pennsylvania" and placed in a new Presbytery called the "Wilmington Presbytery."  The church has been served by twenty-two pastors.

The present sanctuary and chapel were completed in September 1874.  The educations building was added in 1962, while provides classrooms and a large fellowship hall with an all electric kitchen.  The sanctuary was air-conditioned in 1987, the chapel in 1999, the fellowship hall and classrooms were air conditioned in  2004.  The new pipe organ was installed in May 1992, changing the appearance of the chancel to its present design.  The new office addition was completed in 2007.


All baptized Christians who put their trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are invited to partake of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, including children, if parents permit.

the official boards of the Elkton Presbyterian Church consist of three separate groups, each made up of 12 elected church members.

            The Session is the ruling body of the local church with the Pastor as Moderator.  It is the lowest of four governing bodies, the other three being the New Castle Presbytery, the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, and the General Assembly.

            The Deacons are charged with the care of the poor, the needy, and the sick, among our members and in the local community.  Other duties may be assigned to them by the Session.

            The Trustees are concerned with the maintenance of the church buildings and grounds and related tasks as assigned by the Session.

Elkton Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Our Beliefs

We are a congregation who seeks to reflect the love of Jesus in all our relationships. Our main purpose in life is to glorify

God and enjoy God forever.

In Jesus Christ...our Lord and Savior, fully God, fully human, and the way to salvation

Acts 4: 12

In the Bible...the authoritative witness to Jesus Christ and God’s living and infallible word to us

2 Timothy 3: 16- 17

The church is built on worship, education and mission...worship – as the central act to glorify and praise God
education – to teach and nurture disciples mission – to bring people to Jesus Christ and serve the world in Jesus’ name fellowship- to care for and encourage one another in the body of Christ

Matthew 28: 17- 20

Unity is a gift of the Holy Spirit...built on agape love, honor and mutual respect

In prayer...through which the power of the Holy Spirit is manifest

John 17: 20- 21 Philippians 4: 6

That all sin and fall short of the glory of God, and that we cannot save ourselves, but rely completely on God’s grace through Jesus Christ

Romans 3: 23- 24

We are called to a life of holiness in all aspects: giving thanks to God, being obedient to His Word and living lives of purity which includes fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman and chastity in singleness

Romans 12: 1

We are called to live in covenant with God and one another...honoring our commitments to each other and participating fully in the body of Christ

Genesis 17: 7

We are called to a life of stewardship...taking care of and generously sharing God’s gifts of time, talent and treasure

All have spiritual gifts God wants us to use to build up the kingdom rev. 05/14/14

    Elkton Presbyterian Church
    209 E. Main Street | Elkton, MD 21921 | PH: 410-398-4636