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Worship this Sunday, October 21: 9am, 11am

The Messiah Project

Since only a few years after its first performance in 1742, Messiah has been unmatched in its popularity and prominence among choral works. Although nearly all choral singers have sung parts of Messiah, very few have sung the piece in its entirety – and fewer still have done so in its liturgical context.

Over the calendar year from December 2018 through November 2019, the Festival Choir and Orchestra will divide this masterpiece into four parts in order to place each into its appropriate liturgical season and context.

If you would like to be part of this historical performance at First Pres, see rehearsal schedules, and learn how to participate:

Lunch and Learn: Yehuda Jacobi

Friday, November 9, 12:00 PM, Parlor

Yehuda Jacobi will talk about the seven powers or principles by which one can demonstrate the presence of God in this world.

In addition to Yehuda’s years of spiritual studies, he is also the author of two books, Precious Scars: My Journey to Freedom through Forgiveness and Beyond the Open Door: Grief as an Opportunity to Rediscover the Self, as well as a compilation of devotions given at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest.

RSVP to Donna Birney at 224.544.1966, $5 to offset the fee for lunch is appreciated.

Done in 60 Minutes: Church History

Sunday, November 4, 10:10 AM or 12:10 PM

Ever wonder how we got from Jesus to the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest? You only need to spend an hour to find out! On November 4, Pastor Chip will be presenting Done in 60 Minutes: Church History. Come to one of the two identical sessions, at 10:10 AM and 12:10 PM in the chapel. The latter of these includes a light lunch.

Worship is at the heart of our life.

We invite you to join us on Sundays at 9 or 11 a.m. for a worship service.

During the summer months (Memorial Day – Labor Day), we have a “come as you are” service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary and a concurrent service in the Playground for children, families and the young at heart.

What to Expect

Our Prayer for This Time

"God of abundant grace, in this season of transitions, hear the murmurings of our hearts, seeking hope for healing. God, you are always present, yet we often don’t see your light. Open our eyes to the treasure we have in each other, and help us to cross the threshold towards growth in Jesus Christ, guiding us on a path to reconciliation. Prepare us, as we travel together, to accept the challenge of change in the mystery of your grace. Filled with your Spirit, we ask that you step with us into this clearing with the transformative power of your love. With gratitude we pray. Amen."


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