WORSHIP

Weekly Sunday Services

Join us every Sunday for Worship in the Sanctuary

10:00AM – Worship Service

10:15AMSunday’s Cool for grades PreK-7

11:15AM – Coffee Hour

At the heart of First Presbyterian Church is our worshiping congregation affirming the inclusive love of God, which is made known through Jesus Christ. That love makes a difference in our lives and challenges us to make a difference in the world. We lift our voices in prayer and praise, and music moves and inspires us at a level deeper than mere words alone.

Click here for the Sunday Bulletin for June 18th, 2017: june-18-2017-peg

Listen to Rev. Paul Gilmore’s recent Sermon from Jun 18th, 2017, “The Uncertain Harvest”

 

Listen to Rev. Paul Gilmore’s recent Sermon from Jun 4th, 2017, “God’s Odd People”

 

Listen to Rev. Paul Gilmore’s Sermon from May 28th, 2017, “The Absent Presence”

 

Listen to Rev. Kibbie Laird’s Sermon from May 21st, 2017, “Worship Plus 2”

 

 

 

Listen to Guest Preacher Rev. Ruth Everhart’s Sermon from March 19th, 2017, “Thirsty?”:

Holy Days & Special Services

Worship in Lent

Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Worship Service

We will enter into the holy season of Lent through worship, including the Imposition of Ashes and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. First Presbyterian Choir and Carol Choir singing.

Sunday, March 5, 10:00 a.m. – The First Sunday in Lent

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11, Sermon – “Too Tempting,” Rev. Paul E. Gilmore

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, Cents-ability Collection for World & Local Hunger

Sunday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. – The Second Sunday in Lent

Scripture: John 3:1-17, Sermon – “The Heart of the Matter,” Rev. Paul E. Gilmore

Sunday, March 19, 10:00 a.m. – The Third Sunday in Lent

Scripture: John 4:5-42, Guest Preacher – The Rev. Ruth Everhart; When Jesus spoke with the woman at the well (John 4), he implicitly challenged every cultural assumption about who is worthy of his time and conversation. But this shift has been slow to percolate through the cultural layers of church and society. Rev. Ruth Everhart will consider the Samaritan woman’s story in tandem with her own, because gender still shapes a woman’s world. From her viewpoint of decades in ministry, Rev. Everhart considers: how did living water trickle through the layers of an oppressive church system and the horror of rape at gunpoint? Because the living water is still available, and still ever-fresh.

11:15 a.m. Pastors’ Forum – Rev. Ruth Everhart is a Presbyterian pastor in the Washington DC area, and the award-winning author of two spiritual memoirs. Her recent memoir, RUINED, was given a “2017 Book Award” by Christianity Today as a book “most likely to shape evangelical life, thought and culture.”

Sunday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Scripture: John 9:1-41, Sermon – “Curing Blindness,” The Rev. Paul E. Gilmore

Sunday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. – The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Scripture: 2 Romans 8:1-11, Sermon – “Mini Shipwrecks”             The Rev. Kathryn Kibbie Laird

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, Cents-ability Collection for World & Local Hunger

11:15 a.m. Pastors’ Forum – Staying Put in New Canaan/Bell Tower Society

 

Holy Week Services

Palm/Passion Sunday – April 9

9:15 AM Ecumenical Blessing of the Palms at God’s Acre

10:00 AM Worship Service at FPC

Special Music Presentation – The Passion According to St. John by Tomás Luis de Victoria

Scripture: John 18:1, 19-30

Palm Sunday–Children’s procession with palms—Sunday’s Cool will study Jesus’ triumphal ride into Jerusalem then head to a very special Christian craft fair to explore the meaning of Holy Week.  Immediately following worship, parents are encouraged to bring their kids for the Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt which will be held outside by age group. Please bring a basket for hunting and a camera.

Maundy Thursday – April 13, 7:30 PM The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

First Presbyterian Church Choir

Good Friday – April 14, 7:30 PM Tenebrae Service

Music by the Schola Cantorum

Easter Sunday – April 16 – the Resurrection of the Lord

Rev. Paul E. Gilmore preaching at both services.

9:00 AM Service with Holy Communion

First Presbyterian Church Choir, Children’s Choirs, Brass Quintet and Organ

Children’s Chapel for K-5

11:00 AM Service with Holy Communion

First Presbyterian Church Choir, Schola Cantorum, Brass Quintet and Organ

Children’s Chapel for K-5

 

Scottish Heritage Service

Sunday April 30 
Celebrate our Scottish origins at the largest and best attended event of its kind in the Northeast.  The service includes sacred texts and songs, the pageantry of a full pipe and drum band, the Kirkin o the Tartans, and honored guests representing various Scottish clans and societies. After the service stay for the ceilidh, a Scottish happening, which includes Songs of Scotland, the Mt. Kisko Pipes and Drums, traditional dancers, and delicious homemade shortbread.

Special Church

Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00PM 
Bliss House Common Room
Special Church is a program for adults and teenagers with Special Needs.  The group gathers for fellowship and spiritual.  We begin with fellowship time as we all gather and share news of our week’s activities.  We then work on a craft project which is often linked to the church calendar, and of course music is a very important part of Special Church.

For more information on Special Church, contact Tina in the Church Office at 203.966.0002 (ext. 10).