Worship

Worship Services resumed on June 21, 2020.  All other church events and activities are canceled.

We have two services each Sunday, at 8:45 a.m. in the chapel and 11:00 a.m. in sanctuary.  The 8:45 a.m. service is smaller and more intimate.  The  11:00 a.m. service includes a children’s sermon, and musical leadership is provided by the chancel choir and accompanied by our organ. The liturgy is traditional, yet creative, and we sing hymns and spiritual songs from across the centuries.

We value the presence of children in worship, and believe that they learn the art of worship by participating as much as they can throughout their childhoods. A supervised nursery is available, or babies can remain with their parents in the sanctuary. Rocking chairs are located at the back of the sanctuary for parents with babies or small children. Preschool children may leave for Children’s Church activities after the Children’s Sermon, or remain in Worship with their parents. Worship bags are available at the front of the sanctuary, and we welcome the leadership of our children in church as acolytes, members of the Alleluia Choir, and liturgists. Our sanctuary is not always quiet, but the noise is joyful!

Information on Church Nursery

Special Services

At First Presbyterian Church, we believe that worship is central to our lives as God’s people, and the heart of the life of the Church. It is a joy to gather each week to hear the story of God’s great love for us, and to renew our commitment to live as children of God and Christ’s disciples, in the week ahead.

In addition to our regular services each Sunday, we also have some special services for various special occasions.

Our worship services throughout the year include:

Christmas Eve:

4:00 p.m.  – acoustic lessons and carols service for families with young children

5:30 p.m. – traditional Lessons and Carols service in the sanctuary

11:00 p.m.  – communion service in the chapel

Lent and Holy Week:

Ash Wednesday

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Easter

Music

Under the direction of our professionally trained music director and organist, First Presbyterian is pleased to provide a variety of music offerings. Our goal is to strive for excellence in bringing the music to life that we may inspire our deepest worship in glorifying God. We welcome aspiring participants at all levels, providing training and nurture within an environment of warm fellowship. The Chancel Choir is open to all adults and advanced high schoolers, working on a weekly basis to…

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