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A WARM WELCOME!
Thank you for visiting our web site today!

We invite you to visit our church and worship with us each Sunday at 9:00AM! Please check our calendar for other fellowship opportunities. Our Children's Sunday school and Adult Education classes are held at 10:30 AM. Sunday School for the youth is held upstairs. A nursery is available for childcare during Sunday school and Worship services.

Mission Statement: In gratitude to God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to discern what God is calling us to do as we serve Christ in our daily and corporate lives through worship and spiritual formation, education and discipleship, hospitality and fellowship, and mission. Putting our faith into action, we seek to create a loving community that God challenges, renews, equips, and sends out into the world to love others, to care for the sick and needy, to demonstrate kindness and mercy, and to work for justice and peace.

Please join us this Wednesday at 5:30 pm

for dinner followed by the Engage lenten study.

Cost is $5/person or $10/family.

Guests always eat free.

Please invite family, friends and neighbors!



This Week's Events

Monday March 23
5:00 pm TOPS
5:00 pm Cub Scouts
7:00 pm Bible Study
  Tuesday March 24
Annette vacation day
1:00 pm Small Comforts
6:30 pm Congregational Life Committee
 
Wednesday March 25
5:30 pm Midweek Meal and Program
6:00 pm GOLD and Youth Programs
6:15 pm Lenten Devotional
6:30 pm Adult Education Opportunities:
“Get Acquainted With Your Bible” – led by Pastor Bruce
“Engage the Gospel” – led by Laura Southard
 
Thursday March 26
5:00 pm Christian Education Committee
6:00 pm Jubilation Ringers
6:00 pm Nominating Committee
7:00 pm Chancel Choir
Saturday March 28
8:45 am OMTA Piano Auditions
 
Sunday March 29
9:00 am Worship Service- Palm Sunday
10:30 am Church school for all ages
 

Monday March 30
5:00 pm TOPS
6:00 pm Cub Scouts
7:00 pm Bible Study

 

 


 

 

All are invited and welcome to participate in the following Bible studies throughout the week:

ADULT EDUCATION Next Sunday (10:30 AM):

            FAITHWEAVER STUDY FOR ADULTS – The Bible study, related to the lectionary readings and paralleling the scriptural basis of the children’s classes for the same day, meets on the lower level in the Multi-Purpose Room. Steve Ernst leads the study.

            CURRENT EVENTS – Jolene Ebbert leads the discussion of current events and the way in which our always-changing world affects us as Christians, in the Parlor.

            CHAT WITH THE PASTOR - Join Pastor Bruce on Sunday mornings to ask questions and discuss the morning’s scriptures and sermons.

ADULT EDUCATION This Monday (7:00 PM):

            1 KINGS – Mark Southard continues a reading and discussion of the First Book of Kings. The class meets on the lower level in Room B-9 (lower level).

LENTEN PATHWAYS WEDNESDAY NIGHT (7:00 PM):

            ENGAGE: GOSPEL – We begin our Lenten discipline of preparing to be evangelists. Every disciple is responsible for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. What is the good news, and how do we go about sharing it? We gather in Room B-5 on the lower level.

            GET ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR BIBLE – “God Yearns for a People”. A lot of people have good intentions about reading the Bible, but find that they get lost in its complexities as soon as they start—or have even heard from other people that it’s best simply to “believe”! Here is an introduction to what the Bible is and what the Bible is about, both for newcomers to the scriptures and people who are well experienced. How about adopting this exercise as your Lenten discipline this year? Dr. Taylor leads the experience in Room B-9 on the Lower Level.

ADULT STUDY THURSDAY AFTERNOONS (2:30 PM):

            LISTENING TO SCRIPTURE: STRATEGIES FOR INTERPRETING THE BIBLE – “Exploring the Historical Setting”. We begin a new series of Bible study for Lent, this one dealing with how to study and understand scripture. “Study” is not just reading the words, but doing the work necessary to understanding what the Holy Spirit is saying through them. Dr. Taylor leads the class in Room B-9 on the Lower Level.

Children and Youth Sunday School and Activities at First Presbyterian Church
Children and youth are encouraged to join us each Sunday morning at 10:30am. We offer classes for nursery/preschool, elementary aged children, and middle school and high school youth. The preschool, elementary children, youth and one adult class use the Faithweaver Bible study curriculum. Each class studies the same scripture in an age appropriate way, and the adults are encouraged to engage the children and youth in conversation about their Bible lesson each week

September through May the elementary children are invited to GOLD (Giving Our Lives to God Daily) directly following our midweek meal. This is a structured time of interactive activities that are tied to the week’s Bible study lesson. Wednesday 5:30-7:00 pm

The youth group also meets at this time for fellowship, activities, and Bible study under the direction of fulltime youth director, Annette Newcomb. They are a growing youth group with a focus on building healthy and happy relationships and growing closer to God. Wednesday 5:30-8:00 pm

Please contact Christy Aday, at 580-762-2431 for additional information.


Scripture
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Order Of Worship: FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

Scriptures: Jeremiah 31:31-34,Hebrews 5:5-10, and John 12:20-33

Sermon: "The Way to Glory" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

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