You are invited to attend Lenten Services. Check the schedule
February 10 – Ash Wednesday Service – 6:30 p.m.
February 17 through March 16 – Wednesday Night Downtown
Free-will dinner at 5:45 p.m.
Communion in Worship Service – 6:30 p.m.
March 20 – Palm Sunday – 10:30 a.m.
Celebrating the Triumphal Entry of our Lord
March 24 – Maundy Thursday – 6:30 p.m.
Communion Worship Service
March 25 – Good Friday – 6:30 p.m.
Candlelight service – “The Seven Last Words of Christ”
March 26 – Community Easter Egg Hunt – 10:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church – Enter door on 34th Street
March 27 – Easter Morning – 10:30 a.m.
Celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ: “He Lives!”
As we enter into the month of February, we find ourselves preparing for the season of Lent. Lent is the traditional time when we journey through the wilderness with Jesus as he prepared to begin his ministry. Just as Jesus was tempted for 40 days in the desert following his baptism, sometimes during Lent, faithful people give up something to, in a sense, join Jesus during His time in the desert. We are tempted in that process of giving something up for those 40 days and find ourselves drawing nearer to God through this Spiritual discipline. This can add meaning to our lives, and change our relationship with God and each other.
Another option would be to try adding something to your life. Try adding one of the following:
Time spent with the Word of God
Time spent with a small group studying the Bible
Time spent in prayer
Time spent in worship
Time spent in fellowship
These additions to your life can change you and strengthen your faith as well! We have a special Lenten service each Wednesday evening following a community meal. If you have not been with us before, join us for dinner and worship each Wednesday and using this time to draw nearer to your fellow church members and God!
As you journey through Lent towards the triumphant Easter morning, I pray that you will draw nearer to God in some way on this journey. God cherishes His relationship with us so much that He sent His Son to be a bridge between us. It was only though this act that we could even dream of drawing near to God, for Christ did what we could not when he bridged that gap!
9:00 – 10:00 am – Adult Education Classes – Millard Hall – Main Floor
“The Present Word” – Mustard Seed Room
Sermon Scripture – Gathering Place
9:00 – 10:15 – Preschool to 12th Grade Classes – Millard Hall
Wednesday Night Downtown
5:45 pm- Dinner – Free will offering
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Adult Christian Education in Dining Room
“Being Christian in the 21st Century, Current Events and Christian Responses”
6:30 – 8:00 pm – Preschool to 12th Grade – Millard Hall
There is a place here for YOU!
The Hand Up Food Pantry at First Presbyterian Church is open every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. except holidays. If you are in need of food, bring your social security card and two pieces of identification with an address. We are happy to serve you. If you are 65 and over, we offer a Senior Pantry where you can come weekly. For your information, the pantry is closed when Omaha Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
Would you like a First Presbyterian shirt? Following is a list of shirts available. T-Shirts (adult and youth sizes) – $12 for short-sleeved; $17 for long-sleeved; Hoodies – $20; Collared Polo Shirts – $18; V-Neck T-Shirts – $15. In most cases, shirts in shades of white, blue, and yellow can be ordered. Please talk with Phil Franco at (402) 345-5383, email@example.com, or in person on Sundays. They make a nice witnessing tool. Get one today!
Have you remembered to shop with Scrip? Help FPC earn additional money by purchasing Scrip either in Calvin Hall on Sundays or through the available website. You can add as much as 13% from the purchase of your Scrip to our church. One can purchase Scrip for many familiar stores and now we even have a grocery store. Stop by the table in Calvin Hall to see the list of stores available to you and make your purchases. Scrips ordered this Sunday will be ready for you next Sunday. Happy Shopping!