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Worship this Sunday, December 16: 9am, 11am

The Messiah Project Seminars

Mark your calendars!
Sundays, December 9, 16 and 23, 10:10 AM, Chapel

The Adult Faith Formation committee is sponsoring a series of adjoining seminars, taught jointly by Stephen Hall and music director Tom Tropp to enhance the exciting worship experience of The Messiah Project for the congregation.

Steve’s focus will be the scriptural foundation and meaning of the brilliant libretto, which is primarily based on Old Testament texts, and Tom will provide insight into Handel’s musical setting of these texts.

Christmas Eve Services

Monday, December 24

3:00 PM Candlelight Service
5:00 PM Candlelight Service with Children’s Choirs
9:00 PM Candlelight Service with Sanctuary Choir

Church office closes at 12:00 PM on December 24

Advent 2018 Devotional

God has invited us to prepare for Christ’s coming this Advent, and the First Pres Advent Devotional for 2018 can help connect you with Christ. Each entry is written by church leaders. You can pick up a hard copy in the church office, find the entry posted each day  on our Facebook, or have the entries emailed to you by contacting Alisa Steady at  God bless you this Advent!

Coming Up this Advent!

Messiah Lecture Part 2: Steve Hall
Sunday, December 1610:10 AM in the chapel

Third Thursday Taize Service: Longest Night
Thursday, December 20, 6:30 PM, Chapel

Worship led by choir, presenting Handel’s Messiah
Sunday, December 23 9:00 & 11:00 AM

Messiah Lecture Part 3: Tom Tropp
Sunday, December 23, 10:10 AM in the chapel

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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