Featured Activities — friends and visitors welcome

No church service Jan. 15.  The Annual Meeting has been postponed to Jan. 22, as well as the sack lunch.

NEW PLANS – The Jan. 15 Congregational Meeting has been moved to the Sanctuary immediately following worship. 

We are updating the procedure for when church is canceled because of weather to use an All-Church Email instead of phone calls. 

New Worship Time – one service at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

There’s still time to join the fun for children, youth and members of the church family Wednesday nights at LOGOS.  Registration form.

New Beginnings is our multi-year process of looking to God as the architect of our faith, Christ as the master builder, and the Holy Spirit as our provider and guide as we, the good and faithful servants, nurture and share in the Body of Christ, which is the church.

LIVE VIDEO OF SUNDAY WORSHIP — Every Sunday morning, a live feed of our 10:30, intergenerational services is available through Ustream.  Video and manuscripts of sermon archives are also available.

Join us at 10:30 a.m. Sundays for worship!

Palm Sunday 2012

Our new ChristCare small groups have begun meeting for activities and outings.  Check out this ChristCare Groups Overview for something that interests you, or contact Pastor Dave with your idea for a small group.

Handbell and Chancel choirs add their “voices” to the worship service.

Thoughts for our Journey (updated monthly)

Rev. Dave Carlson

January is a great time to look back on the year and forward toward the year ahead.  First Presbyterian Church had many milestone events in 2016.  We had a reduction in spending, a transition in our Christian Education and Music staff, and a shift in our worship style and times.  Each of these events – like most of life – called us to step out in faith with a bit of uncertainty and a lot of hope.  Praise God that with each transition we undertook, the Lord was there to guide us and bless us, bringing newness of life and greater vitality.

The year-end financial picture for First Presbyterian Church is very encouraging.  Not only did we stay within our spending limits, but the continued faithful giving of our congregation gives us confidence that God is moving and working among us and through us in new and powerful ways.  Our LOGOS children’s and youth ministry continues strong with upwards of 20 young people gathering each week for fun and food, Bible study and worship skills.  This has translated into more youth in church on Sunday, bringing new energy to our worship.

Sunday worship also has been enlivened through a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs as we gather for a single service at 10:30 a.m.  Through all of this, we are encouraged that more and more people are finding First Church to be a place that feeds their souls, challenges their minds, and energizes their expression of ministry within our families, communities and beyond.

God is doing a mighty work among us, even in times of transition – especially in times of transition.  Looking ahead, our future appears all the brighter because of our faith in God, our love for one another, and our service to others, both near and far, known and a stranger.  We are a church blessed to be in service to all God’s children and their families.  Thank you for your role in our shared ministry.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Dave