WORSHIP 10:45am (Sept 11 – June 4) SUNDAY SCHOOL
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 on the following dates in 2022: Ash Wednesday, March 2nd; Pentecost, June 5th; July 10th; September 11th; World Communion Sunday, October 2nd; First Sunday of Advent, November 27th . 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.
|October 2, 2022||“The Bread of Life”||John 6:24-35|
|October 9, 2022||“Responding to the Future and Christ”||Matthew 28:19-20|
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Ash Wednesday Service
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. March 2, 2022
Palm / Passion Sunday
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 10, 2022
Maundy Thursday Service
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 14, 2022
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 17, 2022
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.
The Mission/Stewardship Committee has invited Jesse Trentini from the Martha & Mary House to bring the morning message on Sunday, April 24th.
Mr. Trentini serves as the Program Director at this 15-bed shelter where people from local communities can come to find support. The facility is located at 899 Bedford Street and is maintained by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
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. June 5, 2022
Remembrance of the Saints Service
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 6, 2022.
Women’s Thank Offering Sunday
Women’s Thank Offering Sunday is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. A guest preacher brings the Message. This year we welcome Rev. Donna Havrisko as guest preacher. A dedicated offering is divided between the local Women’s Association and the Presbyterian Women (PW, PCUSA) November 22, 2022
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.