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In-Person Worship Resumes on March 7

Posted on February 18, 2021 in: Worship

At their February meeting, the Session voted to resume in-person Worship services on March 7 based on: the reduction in the Covid-19 positivity rate reduction of hospitalizations in Connecticut the forecasted trend of a decline in new cases and hospitalizations the increasing number of p...

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Lent Reading: Four Gospels in 40 Days

Posted on February 11, 2021 in: Worship

Lent Reading: Four Gospels in 40 Days
For many, Lent is a time to give up something. Our most precious commodity is time. If you are prepared to give up 13 minutes a day or 90 minutes a week, you can read all four Gospels during Lent. Reading Jesus’ story and His words will help deepen your understanding of and relationship with J...

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Pray Like Jesus

Posted on January 07, 2021 in: Worship

Pray Like Jesus
Have you wondered, "How did Jesus pray?" "I wish that I could pray like Jesus." It turns out that you can. This January, we will learn to pray like Jesus by rediscovering the Lord's Prayer. Through this series, Jesus will provide us a spiritual foundation to grow in prayer as...

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Pentecost Sunday commemorates the receiving of the Holy Spirit by the early church and celebrates God’s very life, breath and energy living still in believers. Pentecost is an ideal time to bring a friend to First Presby for worship and share the love of the Holy Spirit. Research affirms that ...

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Palm Sunday, April 14

Posted on March 29, 2019 in: Worship

Palm Sunday will feature the congregational singing of "The Palms" as we celebrate the anniversary of Christ's entry into Jerusalem with the distribution of palm fronds and a procession by the children of the church.

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Maundy Thursday, April 18

Posted on March 29, 2019 in: Worship

The Maundy Thursday service is a Tenebrae service in the Sanctuary at 7:30 pm. The word tenebrae is Latin for “shadows.” You will experience the darkness of Jesus’ days before his resurrection; the betrayal, abandonment, and agony that he endured for us. The service, which includes...

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Easter Worship, April 21

Posted on March 29, 2019 in: Worship

First Presbyterian Church plans a triumphant celebration of the resurrection, celebrating with the Lord's Supper and a mix of traditional and contemporary special music, featuring trumpet, guitar and timpani. This day of rejoicing follows the darkness of Maundy Thursday and the sorrow of Good Fr...

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Ash Wednesday Service, March 6

Posted on February 12, 2019 in: Worship

Please join us for the Ash Wednesday Service on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The service will include the Imposition of Ashes, the Lord's Supper, (served by intinction), moving music, and prayerful reflection. Come and bring a friend, as we begin the Lenten journey to the cross and resurr...

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Memorial Garden Service, November 4

Posted on October 22, 2018 in: Worship

The Worship committee has chosen Sunday November 4, as the date for the Annual Memorial Garden ceremony. During the morning service of worship, we will set aside a moment of solemn remembrance during which the names of members and friends of our church who have passed away this year, will be read. A...

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Founder's Day Remembrance

Posted on June 13, 2018 in: Worship

This fall our church will be 165 years old. The Outreach Committee is planning to host a Founders’ Day Themed Sunday that will include historical moment or message and special era Church music during the worship service followed by a coffee hour with an historical era and/or 165th birthda...

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Ash Wednesday Service, February 14

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: Worship

The season of Lent, commemorating the 40 days and 40 nights in which Jesus fasted and prayed, will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 14. The Ash Wednesday service will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the candlelit Chapel. In this tranquil space we will share Scripture, hymns with piano, and the Lord&rsquo...

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