THIS SUNDAY AT FPCNC!
10 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE
February 14, 2016
First Sunday in Lent
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 / Luke 4:1-13
"The Devil Made Me Do It"
The Rev. Paul E. Gilmore preaching
First Presbyterian Church Choir
10:15 A.M. Sunday's Cool for grades K-7
11:15 A.M. Coffee Hour
11:15 A.M. No Cherub Choir
11:20 A.M. Nominating Committee
PC(USA) Seminary Presidents Endorse
An Appeal to Christians in the United States
We the undersigned are deeply concerned that
in the current political climate many politicians and many in the media are
calling on Christian voters to abandon our commitment to the Gospel of Jesus
Christ and to turn from His call to discipleship. We appeal to all of us who
are seeking to be faithful followers of Jesus to reject such calls, to reaffirm
our Christian commitments, and to seek to be agents of God's justice and
reconciliation in the world.
Auburn Theological Seminary
The Lenten Journey –
40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life
Each day during Lent, members and friends will be emailed a word for the day (i.e. – purpose, faith, justice, etc.), a scripture text, and a prayer comprised of 40 words. We invite you to read and reflect each day and then join us on Friday at noon (beginning February 12) when Paul will lead us through meditations on the Biblical texts, words, and prayers while you eat a light lunch of soup and bread – nourishment for the body and the soul! We will conclude by 12:50. This particular part of our Lenten journey is based on a book by the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, a Presbyterian minister and the youngest person ever elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Ash Wednesday Worship, February 10
We will worship at 7:00 p.m. on Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of our Lenten journey. Join us for this powerful service reminding us of our mortality (imposition of ashes) and the loving faithfulness of God as we are fed at the Lord ’s Table and share in a foretaste of the great heavenly banquet in the fullness of God’s reign.
Contemplative Worship on Wednesday Nights, beginning February 17
Each Wednesday night during Lent we will break away from the noise and business of our everyday life and gather for a contemplative worship service based on liturgy from the Iona Community in Scotland and the Taize Community in France. The liturgy will include silence, music, scripture, prayers, the lighting of candles, and anointing for healing. The service will begin at 7:00 and conclude at 7:45.
The First Presbyterian Nursery School has openings in the 3's classes beginning in the fall. Children need to be turning 3 by December 31, 2016. There are two options: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00am-12:00 noon and Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am-12:00 noon. Lunch bunch is available daily from 12:00-1:55 for an additional fee. Please contact Joanne LaVista, Director at 203-966-5234 for a tour if you are interested in more information. Please also visit our website www.fpns.net for an application form.
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