5/14/17 – The Child Inside

Happy Mother’s Day! We hope that along with all the flowers and meals and fun you may have planned on Sunday to celebrate your mom (or be celebrated by your kids!) you will take the time to come and worship God here at First Presbyterian Church.

This Sunday, hear a message from Rev. Chris Campbell, Associate Pastor for Missional Discipleship at the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington. Chris is a graduate of Austin College and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and has been part of the area Mission Affinity Group with Pastor Ginger for several years.

He will be sharing a message called “The Child Inside” on Mark 10:13-16, where Jesus declares that we must enter the Kingdom of Heaven as a little child. Come join us and be blessed!

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4/30/17 – Your World & the World of the Word

This Sunday, STEVE NETNISS is back in town and will be sharing a message on Acts 4:1-22 called “Your World & the World of the Word.” Is there a difference between the two? Should there be? How does this idea relate to the passage? Come on Sunday to see what Steve has to say, and how this passage relates to us today.

READ: Acts 4:1-22

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Holy Week Services

2017 Easter Schedule Postcard

This week is Holy Week. Check out what Pastor Ginger wrote about this week by clicking here.

Here is the schedule for our upcoming Holy Week Services:

Thursday April 13 – Maundy Thursday, “Experience the Last Supper with Jesus,” 7:00 pm
Friday April 14 – Good Friday, “Following the Cross,” 7:00 pm
Saturday April 15 – Prayer Vigil, all day (there are a few spots left; please sign up for a time slot in the narthex)
Sunday April 16 – Easter Sunday
Sunrise Service, 6:45 am
Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt for Children, 9:15 am
Worship Service, 10:30 am

We hope you can join us!

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4/9/17 – Palm Sunday. Holy Week Begins

We have walked with Jesus for five weeks by coming to WOW, and going deeper into His story. In the Bible, God continually says, “Remember.” Life with Christ involves remembering God’s story and living into it ourselves. It is a story of hopes fulfilled and fears overcome. “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee…” Whatever your hopes and fears, the Lord meets you there.

Palm Sunday, Matthew and Rylee Reed lead the children in a Palm Sunday Poem, after all the children reenact Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

This week, led by the choir, we will celebrate the Passover meal which Christians call the Lord’s Last Supper at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, connecting ourselves with thousands of believers who gather the night he was betrayed. Then Friday at 7 p.m. the remembering continues around the cross, which culminates in following the cross outside, placing it in the ground, and singing “The Old Rugged Cross.” But the story does not end there.

Saturday the sanctuary is open from 6 am to midnight for prayer. You must sign up in the foyer! At 6:45 a.m. we gather on the patio to remember how at sunrise the women went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with spices. But He was not there! Following that Sunrise Service we eat breakfast, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. Our celebration of the Resurrection continues in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. with a GRAND STORYTELLING of Jesus’ resurrection appearances. Join us and REMEMBER. “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Jesus…” Let the remembering begin!

~Pastor Ginger

READ for PALM SUNDAY: John 12:16-27 and Psalm 67

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4th Sunday Youth Led Worship

Slide5Each 4th Sunday, the youth lead the service. Thank you for supporting them with your attendance, enthusiasm, and active participation! This week we will hear a message from Jeff Thorpe called “The God of Second Chances: What happens after the collision of sin?” based on the scripture passage, Psalm 51:10-19. Come support the youth, worship with your family of fellow believers, and receive the Word.

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