Worship at First Presbyterian Church
Worshiping God and the amazing love shown to us through Jesus Christ is essential in building and maintaining our faith. The worship service emphasizes hearing God’s word in scripture and sermon as well as through music and prayer.
Sunday Worship Schedule
9:00 AM Worship Service & Nursery
10:00 AM (Memorial Day through Labor Day) Adult, K-5th Grade Praise Time, Nursery
11:00 AM Worship Service, Preschool & Nursery
Summer 10:00 AM Worship Service, Church School & Nursery
(new musicians always welcome)
- Chancel choir
- Bell Ringer’s choir
Children’s choirs meet on Wednesday nights September through May. Check the home page under the calender, categories and recent posts for more information.
- FPFC Youth ( ages 12 and up )
- Lamp Light ( ages 6-11 )
January Worship Series
Don’t be that Guy! A study in Proverbs
Exhibiting the Kingdom of God and sharing the Gospel of Love is difficult work when people don’t want to be around us. We’re often unaware of the rough edges (which are social and spiritual blind spots) that drive people away from us. The danger with blind spots is that you have no idea they exist, and can turn us into caricatures of christians who are lacking christian character. This month we will be studying the book of Proverbs to take a moral inventory and smooth out some of those rough edges. Proverbs is a book of wisdom, join us as as we seek that wisdom together!
January 5th, 2nd Sunday of Christmas
Robbie Carnes preaching, “Proverbs, Don’t be that Guy: The Know It All”;
Proverbs 3:1-8. Nobody likes a know it all. That isn’t because we don’t like knowledge. It is because a ‘know it all’ doesn’t allow room for anyone else to know or participate. How many times do we drive people away from us and the Gospel by sharing what we think, instead of seeking to listen to others?
January 12th, Baptism of the Lord Sunday, Confirmation Weekend
Robbie Carnes preaching, “Proverbs, Don’t be that Guy: The Pot Stirrer”;
Proverbs 17:1,4,9,14-15,19; 18:2,8,13,17; Matthew 5:9. All throughout the 17th and 18th chapter of Proverbs there is a running theme of the foolishness and blindness of those who use their words in wisely and those who foster discontent. We need to recognize the power of our words and learn how we might relieve discontent and negativity rather than maintain it. This is at the core of what Jesus speaks about when he says, blessed are the Peacemakers.
January 19th, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Robbie Carnes preaching, “Proverbs, Don’t be that Guy: The Debbie Downer”;
Proverbs 4:23-27, Ps 37:4,,, Nehemiah 8:9-10. It is easy to develop a negative attitude, especially when we don’t receive what we want or need. While depression is a chemical struggle for many, it also is a communicable and spiritual one. We are not called to be Christian PollyAnnas, but we are called to live into the Joy of the Lord.
January 26th, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, Congregational Meeting
Lindsey Carnes preaching, “Proverbs, Don’t be that Guy: Chicken Little”;
Proverbs 3:21-26, 2 Corinthians 4:7-12. If we were to base our understanding of our world on what newspapers, TV and radio tell us we would despair easily. But that is not who we are as followers of Jesus. Even though the earth shakes and the mountains fall into the sea we will not fear, because God has it all in his hands. Avoiding despair can be a great effort and we need truth of God’s Word and the love of God’s community to establish hope in our hearts.