Our worshiping and community life is coordinated around six seasons that run through the year.
Each Season has a theme. Worship, mission, fellowship, and learning activities in the life of the congregation all engage that theme.
OUR CURRENT SEASON
Our Seasonal Theme through January and February is Epiphany – Moments of Transformation.
The Wise Men had been travelling on Herod’s instructions, but their moment of epiphany, experienced at a stable in Bethlehem, was personal and emotional.
When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. (Matthew 2:10-11)
With the birth of Jesus, nothing would again be the same.
Where do we find such all-changing moments in our own personal and spiritual experiences? When have we been stopped in our paths by suddenly seeing the world anew? How have our lives been changed by a moment of realization? And how have we lived into that dramatic shift?
HOW CAN I HELP PLAN THE SEASON?
The Seasonal Theme is designed by the Seasonal Team.
The Team meets a few weeks in advance of the new Season to discuss the Scripture texts for the relevant weeks and then design worship and committee activities around a theme that emerges from those discussions.
Everyone is very welcome to sign up to be a member of one of those teams – experienced church organizers and those new to church planning; long-standing members of this community and those who will only worship at First Pres for a shorter period.
Brings your ideas and skills and as much time as you can give.
And work together with old and new friends.
January 26 10:45 AM – Nate Lee preaching
Lifted - Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. John 13: 1-17
February 2 10:45 AM – The Rev J.C. Cadwallader preaching
Poured - We are all members of one body. Ephesians 4: 25-5:2
February 16 10:45 AM – The Rev J.C. Cadwallader preaching
Anointed - If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. 1 John 1: 1 - 2:2
February 23 10:45 AM – The Rev J.C. Cadwallader preaching
Transfiguration/Transformed . Matthew 17: 1-9