New Church Office Hours The office hours have changed to 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:30-2:00 pm Monday-Friday, closing for lunch for 30 minutes each day between 12-12:30 pm.

There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, August 11, immediately after Worship to elect the Nominating Committee. We hope you can be there!

Heifetz Concerts  There will be a “Midweek Matinee” concert presented by Heifetz on Wednesday, July 24, at 2:00 pm in our Sanctuary. Heifetz will also be performing in the Sanctuary on Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. We hope you can join us!

Weddings
Interested in having your wedding at First Presbyterian Church?  Please see our updated guidelines here.

Sunday Worship
Adult Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am (now meeting in church parlor)
Youth Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am
Elementary Sunday School  10:00-10:45
Church Nursery: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 10:30 am 
Morning Worship: 11:00 am
Youth Group 12-2 pm (alternates with Youth Sunday School, please call to check times)
 
Wednesdays 
Bible Study: Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Library 
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 pm 
 
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Pastor’s Letter

July 2019

Sermon Series:

The Faithful Remnant

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

What does it mean to be the “faithful remnant?” Throughout the Bible, there have been many times when God’s people dwindled to a faithful few.  

Why did they get down to so few? Sometimes it was because God’s people were oppressed by the forces of empire – and many were killed (Is. 10, Rev. 12).  This is martyrdom.

Sometimes it was because God’s people were feared for their numbers or strength or influence – and they were driven apart in different directions (Is. 37).  This is exile. 

Sometimes it was because God’s people became apostate, a far cry from apostolic (Mt. 24).  That is, they left the faith and turned to something else, leaving their brothers and sisters behind (Mal. 3, Rom. 11).

Being one of the faithful few is biblical, and tough.  This summer, we will look at why we are chosen to be a remnant, who gets chosen to be a remnant, and how to be a faithful remnant. We seek to learn the scriptural wisdom to remain a strong light during a time of small gatherings.

Please be sure and join us during worship this summer for this 8-week series as we learn about the place we find ourselves – so that we may move forward in joy and in hope and in faithfulness, knowing God has been this way before. I am glad to be walking this journey with you.

Karen