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 July
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.

July 2
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3, 5:16-18
Ephesians 6:18-20
“Prayer”  Guest Speaker: Dorothy Unsworth 
                                                   
July 9
Romans 7:15-25
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
“Ego’s Dance with Id” - The human heart is a complicated, fickle master.  Can we trust it?

July 16
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
“Cultivating Good Soil” – God scatters the seeds all around.  We are charged with allowing the soil of our hearts receive it.

July 23
Psalm 139: 1-12, 23-24
Genesis 28:10-19a
“A Stone Pillow” – When our head rests upon a stone, perhaps that’s when we can best observe God’s parade of angels coming to and fro.

July 30
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
“The Kingdom of Heaven Is…”   - Who’s in charge of our interior Kingdom, and how’s that going, anyway?

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