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This Week @1st Pres! Holy Week 2015


Wake up! Holy Week and Easter at First Presbyterian.

Rev. Matt Gough


This week is called Holy Week because we remember the Passion of Christ through various services. However, the power of Easter and resurrection is that all weeks are made holy. Christ is with us in all things, even in death. There is no place where God is not.  This week we are reminded of that and that we are invited into lives of holiness. Holy week helps to remind us that Jesus came, not simply to be raised, but to raise us out of our deathly sleep, to be disciples walking the way of compassion, peace, and justice.

I hope to see you in worship but if you cannot be with us this Sunday in worship you can join us through streaming.  



WORLD IN PRAYERFor those interested in a weekly prayer that incorporates what is happening in the world. Click here where a new prayer is offered every Thursday.


Worship Theme

“Wake Up!” are not very friendly words. We certainly are trying to be friendly when we say them: ‘Wake up, you’re going to be late for work,” or  “Wake up, I made you a nice hot breakfast,” or “Wake up, someone is stealing your car.”  But when we are asleep, no matter what the reason, are initial thoughts, even if just for a second or two, with unfriendly thoughts towards anyone who is saying “wake up” to us. We like being asleep.

If Resurrection is like God telling us to “Wake Up!” then what is it that waits for us on Easter morning?

Let’s find out on Sunday!


Isaiah 25:6-9
Mark 16:1-8

Thursday April 2, 2015
6pm Maundy Thursday Service
Friday April 3, 2015
6pm Good Friday Service
Sunday, April 5, 2015
9am Easter Worship- We welcome families to worship together *
10am Fellowship Hour- Light breakfast provided. THIS IS FOR BOTH SERVICES
10:30am Easter Egg Hunt
11am   Easter Worship- We welcome families to worship together *
No Fellowship Hour after 11am Service so come early.
*Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available.
A time for casual discussions at the intersection of theological ideas and everyday life.This month: Faith and the environment.Tuesday April 7 at 7:15 pm(note the later start time than previously advertised)
At McMenamins on Monroe  Look for us upstairs