WORSHIP 10:45 am SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM
Worship gives all glory and honor, praise and thanksgiving to the holy, triune God. We are gathered in worship to glorify the God who is present and active among us – particularly through the gifts of the Word and Sacrament. We are sent out in service to glorify the same God who is present and active in the world. Directory for Worship W-1.0101
We offer a traditional service in the sanctuary centered around the Word of God. Worship includes hymns and anthems accompanied by the pipe organ or piano; the reading and proclamation of Scripture; the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; prayer; and opportunities to offer our time, talents, and treasure to God.
The service begins at 10:45 a.m., except during the summer, when we begin at 10:00 a.m.
We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of each month. All who trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are invited to partake.
THE SENIOR CHOIR
The First Presbyterian Church choir is a volunteer ensemble that provides music for the Sunday morning worship service and special services throughout the church year as well as at the annual Festival of the Nativity. They rehearse on Thursdays at 7:00PM and again on Sunday mornings prior to the 10:45AM worship service. New members are always welcome. The church has a history of a fine music program and the choir strives to maintain that tradition.
Lectionary Sept 3 -24
|Sunday, September 3||Genesis 20:1-7|
|Sunday, September 10||Exodus 3:1-15||Matthew 16:21-28|
|Sunday, September 17||Isaiah 25:4-9||James 2:14-17|
|Sunday, September 24||Exodus 16:2||Matthew 20:1-16|
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Ash Wednesday Service - Feb. 22
We remember that we are dust, and to dust we shall return, so we receive the sign of the cross in ashes on our foreheads. But this is not the end of the story. Jesus Christ lived, died, and was raised so that we might live, from now and into eternity. That is why we receive the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on this night. February 22, 2023
Palm / Passion Sunday - Apr. 2
We remember how Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem, proclaiming that he was king, though the crowd did not understand what kind of king he truly is. An impromptu parade sprung up around Jesus, and they put their coats and palm branches on the ground before him to prepare the way. The second half of the service turns to Jesus’ passion as we hear the account from one of the gospels, interspersed with hymns and special music. April 2, 2023 at 10:45 AM
Maundy Thursday Service - Apr. 6
We remember the night Jesus and the disciples gathered in the Upper Room for the Passover meal. Jesus said, “Do as I have done to you” after taking a basin and washing his disciples’ feet. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me” after breaking the bread and giving the cup. On this night, we receive the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. April 6, 2023 – Light meal at 6:30 PM. Worship with communion at 7:00 PM.
Good Friday Service - Apr. 7
Tenebrae Service -Tenebrae, meaning shadows, takes us through Jesus’ passion in scripture, music, and the gradual darkening of the sanctuary. April 7th at 7:00 PM
Easter Worship - Apr. 9
Easter Worship in the Sanctuary with the good news of an empty grave, soaring organ, melodious alleluias, and Spring flowers. Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! April 9, 2023 at 10:45 AM. Join us for fellowhship with coffee and donuts after the service.
Mission Sunday - Apr. 16
Mission Sunday features a speaker from local organizations who tells about their mission and ministry. We collect items to support their work. Previous Mission Sundays have included the Backpack Project, Peniel Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, the United Way of the Laurel Highlands, and Tableland Services, Inc.
Join us the morning message on Sunday, April 16th. This year’s speaker is Roxann Tyger, executive director of the Women’s Help Center.
Pentecost - May 28
The Holy Spirit arrives on tongues as of fire, with the sound of a loud, rushing wind! Things are lively with lunch after worship and Communion around the tables. May 28, 2023.
Remembrance of the Saints Service - Nov. 5
We hear the gospel message of life eternal and abundant and, with the lighting of candles, remember our loved ones who have entered the Church Triumphant. November 5, 2023.
Women’s Thank Offering Sunday - Nov. 19
Women’s Thank Offering Sunday is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. A guest preacher brings the Message. A dedicated offering is divided between the local Women’s Association and the Presbyterian Women (PW, PCUSA) November 19, 2023
Chrismas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols at 7:30 pm. We ring in the service with “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and depart with the peace of “Silent Night.” Christ the Savior is born. December 24, 2023.