Summer Schedule of Preachers

Date Posted: July 4th, 2014 — 9:49am

July 6 – Steve Davis, preacher and presider (with Bill Goettler) at Communion. Hymn of the Day: Softly and Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling
July 13 – Hannah Dreitcer. Hymn of the Day: Lord Jesus, Think on Me
July 20 – John Sandel. Hymn of the Day: Christ Is Coming!
July 27 – Andrew Forsyth. Hymn of the Day: O God, Show Mercy to Us
August 3 – Margaret Fox, preacher. Hymn of the Day: Deep in the Shadows of the Past, Diane Goudreau, presider at Communion
August 10 – Diane Goudreau. Hymn of the Day: Shall Tribulation or Distress
August 17 – Bill Goettler. Hymn of the Day: Brethren, We Have Met to Worship
August 24 – Maria LaSala. Hymn of the Day: For All the Faithful Women

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All Are Welcome!

Date Posted: July 4th, 2014 — 9:39am

Worship is in the Owens Community Building Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Our summer worship schedule is underway as members and friends from First Presbyterian Church of New Haven gather each Sunday for worship, friendship, and service.

Each Sunday, the air-conditioned Miller Hall is transformed into a place to gather to sing, pray, and hear God’s word read and proclaimed. The Children in Worship program will continue throughout the summer for all children in grades K-5. Nursery care is available throughout the morning.

This summer invites us to explore the new Presbyterian Hymnal, Glory to God. The hymnal arrived in time for Palm Sunday worship and we have enjoyed singing new hymns and old favorites.

During the summer months, the preachers, choosing one hymn from the hymnal, will reflect on the biblical and theological concepts raised in the hymn text. By the end of the summer we will have learned ten new hymns.

Perhaps some of these new hymns will soon become our new old favorites.

Members of the choir will offer special music each Sunday, friends will share a brief story about a local or global mission of the church, and a light Friendship Hour will follow each worship service.

Come and sing a new song to God! Join us on Sunday mornings.

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Summer Preaching Series – Sing to God a New Song!

Date Posted: June 1st, 2014 — 6:35am

Glory to God, the new Presbyterian hymnal, has been in the pews for a little over a month. We’ve begun singing some new songs, even as we delight in singing old favorites.

This summer, the preaching series will invite us to get to know some of the new hymns in the hymnal. Each Sunday, beginning on Sunday, June 22nd, we will sing a new hymn, and then hear a sermon lifting up the theological and biblical themes of the hymn.

Co-Pastors Bill Goettler and Maria LaSala will begin the series and you will have the opportunity to hear from other preachers from the congregation all summer long.

By summer’s end we will have grown acquainted with ten new hymns.

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Choir’s Final Sunday in the Sanctuary – June 1st

Date Posted: May 6th, 2014 — 8:49pm

The First Presbyterian Church Choir, who week after week, fill our sanctuary with a joyful noise, will finish the season on Sunday, June 1st

Thanks to Patrick McCreless and the members of the choir for their gifts shared.

Members of the choir will continue to sing throughout the summer and will come together again in September.

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Jazz Vespers with Spirituals and Gospel Music

Date Posted: April 29th, 2014 — 7:27pm

A special Jazz Vespers with Spirituals and Gospel Music will take place at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 4 at 4 p.m.

The choir of First Presbyterian Church will collaborate with the choir of Bethesda Lutheran Church on this program.

Last year the Bethesda choir invited us to join in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem on their concert series, and so we have invited them this year for a very different musical experience.

The choirs will sing spirituals and jazz anthems, to the accompaniment of piano, drums, and more.

It’s not a concert—there will be readings from Scripture, psalms, and prayers, as in the long tradition of Vespers in both Catholic and Protestant churches—but it will nonetheless really rock!  It will, we hope, be a joyful and meaningful service.

Don’t miss it – and invite your friends!

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