WORSHIP

Weekly Sunday Services

Join us every Sunday for Worship for LocalLive or in person.

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 a transcript of the Rev. Mary Marple Thies’ sermon, from October 10, 2021, too-much-and-not-enough

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from October 3, 2021, redeeming-relationships

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from September 26, 2021, expanding-community

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from September 19, 2021, a-welcoming-community

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from September 12, 2021, caffeine-carburetors-crises-and-christology

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Mary Marple Thies’ sermon, from August 29, 2021, those-other-people

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from August 22, 2021, scandalous-good-news?

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from August 15, 2021, wisdom

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from August 8, 2021, as-beloved-children

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from August 1, 2021, bon-appetit!

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Mary Marple Thies’ sermon, from July 25, 2021, me-too

Click here for a transcript of Courtney Steininger’s sermon, from July 18, 2021, sheep-without-a-shepherd

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from July 11, 2021, what’s-your-plumb-line

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from July 4, 2021, traveling-light

Click here for a transcript of George Post’s sermon, from June 20, 2021, all-aboard-time-to-set-sail

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from June 13, 2021, god-of-small-things

Click here for a transcript of Alexandra Gillespie’s homily, from June 6, 2021, a-homily-by-Alexandra-Gillespie

Click here for a transcript of Vivi Reeves’ homily, from June 6, 2021, a-homily-by-Vivi-Reeves

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from June 6, 2021, family-values

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from May 30, 2021, mystery-and-mandate

Click here for a transcript of Courtney Steininger’s sermon, from May 23, 2021, secondary-succession

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from May 16, 2021, ascending-and-descending

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from May 9, 2021, friends-of-God

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from May 2, 2021, abiding-in-love

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Mary Marple Thies’ sermon, from April 25, 2021, who-is-at-the-table

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from April 18, 2021joy-disbelieving-and-still-wondering

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from April 11, 2021, not-seeing-and-believing

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from Easter, April 4, 2021, surprise-endings

Click here for a transcript of Courtney Steininger’s sermon, from March 28, 2021, take-refuge-in-the-lord

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from March 21, 2021, a-strange-glory

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from March 14, 2021, god-so-loved

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from March 7, 2021, reconsidering-foolish-and-weak

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from February 28, 2021, the-paradoxical-path-to-new-life

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from February 21, 2021, liberating-lent

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from February 14, 2021, happy-valentines-day

Click here for a transcript of Courtney Steininger’s sermon, from February 7, 2021, repaired-renewed-redeemed

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from January 31, 2021 a-new-teaching

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from January 24, 2021, god-is-so-close

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from January 17, 2021, how-is-god-speaking-to-us?

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from January 10, 2021, epiphany-baptism-of-our-lord-mashup

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo’s sermon, from January 3, 2021, epiphany-light

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from December 20, 2020, Apocalypse-of-Mystery

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from December 13, 2020, one-whom-you-do-not-know

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from December 6, 2020, problems-and-promises

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from November 29, 2020, ultimate-advent

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from November 22, 2020, seeing-the-reign-of-god

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from November 15, 2020, entering-into-the-joy

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from November 8, 2020, choices

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from November 1, 2020, for-all-the-saints

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from October 25, 2020, but-now

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from October 18, 2020, the-real-question

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from October 11, 2020, the-called-and-the-chosen

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from October 4, 2020, one-table

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from September 27, 2020, leaving-a-legacy

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from September 20, 2020, learning-continuously

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from September 13, 2020, lovely-inclusively

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Dr. R. Scott Herr’s sermon, from September 6, 2020, beloved-community

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Mary Marple Thies’ sermon, from August 30, 2020, turn-aside

Click here for a transcript of the Rev. Mary Marple Thies’ sermon, Unconformist Women, from August 23, 2020, unconformist-women

Holy Days & Special Services

Special Worship and Events

September 12             Rally Day

October 3                    World Communion Sunday

October 31                  Reformation Sunday

November 7               All Saints Day (communion; honor departed)

November 21              Christ the King Sunday

November 25              Thanksgiving Day

November 28             First Sunday of Advent

December 5                Second Sunday of Advent (Communion)

December 12              Third Sunday of Advent 

December 14               Sandy Hook Remembrance Day Service

December 19              Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24              Christmas Eve Communion service 10:00 pm

December 26               Carols and Lessons Sunday
                                        

 

Special Church

Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM 
Bliss House Common Room
Special Church is a program for adults and teenagers with Special Needs.  The group gathers for fellowship and spirituality.  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. 1).