Worship

Photo of the outside of First Presbyterian Church in springtime

Welcome to Worship and Praise at First Presbyterian Church! 

We come together each Sunday to praise God and hear God’s word for hope and healing in our lives and in the world. See below some of the special features of our worship.

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

  • Our communion is open to all who proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  • We normally serve this holy meal by passing the elements in the pews.
  • Grape juice is used instead of wine.
  • Children are welcome to share in these elements at their parents' discretion.

 

Children are welcome to be with us in worship. Even wiggly little ones come to know God's great and abiding love.

  • While we don't have a nursery attendant, there is a room where parents can take little ones where they can hear the worship.
  • Activity packs are available for little ones. Pick them up at the door and return them at end of service.
  • A special children's sermon introduces the theme in a way children can grasp.
  • Sunday School commences on the 2nd through 5th Sundays of the month right after the Children's message.
  • Our children are often active as greeters, ushers, as a children's choir or presenting a special program.

Children's Sunday School  
On the 2nd through 5th Sundays of the month, children age 4 through 6th grade are invited to go with teachers following the Youth Sermon (about 10:15) to their lessons in the Fellowship Hall.  They will be finished with Sunday School by 11:10 and can join parents for a time of coffee or juice and cookies.


Music, Choir, Bell Choir 

  • We use the new Presbyterian "Glory to God" Hymnal
  • Our small but talented choir presents an anthem most Sundays
  • A bell choir makes a joyful noise to the Lord at regular times during the year.
  • Special choirs and soloists are invited to share their musical gifts with our congregation.
  • Large print bulletins with music selections are available for those who need them.



Bells






Special Evening worships are offered at multiple points during the year. All are welcome. These worships include:

  • Taize worship on a bimonthly basis.
  • Ash Wednesday Worship.
  • Maundy Thursday Worship.
  • Thanksgiving Worship on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight worship.

Scriptures for March
Below are the scriptures that we will explore in worship this month. Please take some time to read them so you can better hear and feel God’s truth and grace.

March 3
Exodus 34:29-35
Luke 9:28-36
“Preview of Things to Come” – Sometimes NOT knowing is O.K.  God works in spite of our lack of awareness.   

March 6
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
(Ash Wednesday) “For the Sake of Our Souls” – Why do we cry out to God and practice our faith?

March 10
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Luke 4:1-13
“The Power of Remembrance” – To name and claim God’s love and truth is to hold it in the center of our core.

March 17
Genesis 15:1-12, 17,18
Luke 13:31-35
“Abraham vs Herod” – A contrast  in styles demonstrates different ways of encountering God.

March 24
Isaiah 55:1-9
Luke 13:1-9
“God’s Way” – The Divine Plan and Truth stands in contrast to our own.

March 31
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b -32
“Radical Grace” – In Christ we are a new creation: Ambassadors to the World.

God is Good.  We hope you will join us in worship soon!