Advent Communion

During the Sundays of Advent, the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be offered each week. A brief service led by clergy from our church will follow the worship service’s postlude, except on the December 3rd, the first Sunday of the month, when communion will be offered during regular morning worship. All are welcome.

Nov 26–Advent 1— Arthur Shippee

Dec 3 — Advent 2 – communion during regular worship

Dec 10–Advent 3 — Diane Goudreau

Dec 17–Advent 4 — Sue Asher

Dec 24–Christmas Eve (after morning worship) — Joyce Mercer


Sing in the Choir

As summer winds down and the fall approaches, we begin to think of moving back into our larger worship space, and to having our choir sing regularly again. And of course, this year, we look forward to our first services with our new pastor, J. C. Cadwallader. Our first choir rehearsal this season will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday,

September 6, and we will sing at the opening service in the sanctuary on September 10. Our regular rehearsal times are Wednesdays at 7:00 and Sundays at 9:30; members can come to either rehearsal, or both. Some music to look forward to this fall: one piece from the Lutheran Reformed tradition, and one from the Calvinist, on Reformation Sunday (this year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation); a Mendelssohn chorus or two; some fun introits; a couple of spirituals and gospel songs; new music for Advent and Christmas.… Continue

Music in April

Music will be central in all of our worship services between now and Easter. Here is some of the music that the choir will be singing:

Sunday, April 2

Our service on this Sunday will be enriched by special music by Mendelssohn. Most importantly, the choir, with our own Rory Latham, will present Felix Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer, a short cantata for soprano and chorus written in 1844 and premiered in London in 1845. There is a long tradition of the soprano solo being sung by an unchanged boy’s voice, and we are fortunate to have Rory Latham, an 8th-grade student at the Foote School, and son of Fiona Scott-Morton and Steve Latham, as our soloist.… Continue

Holy Week and Easter Morning Services at First Presbyterian Church

On Palm Sunday, celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with activities for all ages in the Miller Gathering Hall, in addition to the adult Sunday School class, meeting in the choir room. At 10:45 a.m. the service will begin with the children and youth processing with palms to the opening hymn, All Glory, Laud and Honor. We will also collect the One Great Hour of Sharing special offering this Sunday.

The Maundy Thursday Worship service will be held in the Miller Gathering Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 13th. We will be thinking together about Jesus’ last meal with his disciples.… Continue