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Pastor’s Message: God’s Word and Promise Stands With Us Forever

Greetings!

Advent has arrived and we are looking toward Christmas in a few short weeks. Every year we are reminded that the season of Advent isn’t simply about getting ready for Christmas, it is about setting aside time to prepare our hearts and lives to receive the gift of our Lord. The gift of light that […]

2021-11-30T14:58:21+00:00November 30th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: God’s Word and Promise Stands With Us Forever

Memorial Events for Gus Armstrong

Memorial events for Gus Armstrong will be held as follows:

Visitation
Wednesday, November 17 from 3-7 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St.
Thursday, November 18 from 3-7 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St.

Memorial Service
Friday, November 19 at 11 a.m. here at FPC
If you are unable to attend in person, feel free to watch a […]

2021-11-09T23:56:42+00:00November 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Memorial Events for Gus Armstrong

Pastor’s Message: Blessed to be a Blessing

Greetings!

As I write this November is already here and it finally feels like fall. And of course we are looking forward to Thanksgiving, perhaps with greater anticipation because you will again be able to gather with family and friends around tables of wonderful food prepared with love, sharing joyful stories of family memories and sharing […]

2021-11-01T17:17:57+00:00November 1st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: Blessed to be a Blessing

Zoom information for Rev. Randall Painter memorial service

Topic: Rev. Randall Painter’s Memorial Service

Time: Oct 9, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (Service begins at 11 AM)

 

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2021-10-04T13:55:21+00:00October 4th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Zoom information for Rev. Randall Painter memorial service

Pastor’s Message: Worship Does Not End at the Conclusion of the Service

Greetings!

As I write this, it is a beautiful Fall day and the leaves are just starting to show their glory! With this article we will complete my series about worship and why we do what we do in worship.

The reading of Scripture and the Word Proclaimed in the sermon go hand in hand. The Book […]

2021-11-01T17:17:08+00:00October 1st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: Worship Does Not End at the Conclusion of the Service

Pastor’s Message: A Reason to Rejoice and Give Thanks!

Hi Everyone and Welcome to Fall…..I hope!

It is September and to be honest I am done with summer and ready for fall colors, pumpkins and sweaters!

This month I am continuing through the worship liturgy and we are going to look at the Call to the Confession of Sin, Prayer of Confession, and the Assurance of […]

2021-11-01T17:17:35+00:00August 31st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: A Reason to Rejoice and Give Thanks!

Pastor’s Message: Worship Liturgy

Greetings!

I can’t believe it’s August already and we have been meeting together in person with those who are comfortable doing so for a little over a month. I am also very grateful that we now have the capability of streaming via Zoom through our A/V system consistently so that people who are unable to be […]

2021-07-30T13:25:53+00:00July 30th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: Worship Liturgy

Help Wanted: Audio/Visual and Technical Ministries

Part-time Audio/Visual and Technical Ministries Director: 4-6 hours per week; First Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers; to provide technical expertise and team leadership for sound, media and video and also responsible for audio/video technical and creative development; ensures that the worship and A/V needs of the church are met. Publication and technology skills […]

2021-07-30T13:28:29+00:00July 26th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Help Wanted: Audio/Visual and Technical Ministries

Pastor’s Message: Lifting the Restrictions

Dear Friends,

It is good news that I am bringing you! In accordance with the state of Michigan lifting mandates for mask wearing, distancing and size of gatherings, the Session has approved lifting the restrictions we have in place while maintaining some guidelines as specified by the CDC. You are no longer mandated to wear a […]

2021-06-24T15:07:10+00:00June 24th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: Lifting the Restrictions

Pastor’s Message: Welcome Home!

Greetings everyone!

Praise the Lord! I am happy to let you know that the time has finally arrived that the Session feels comfortable with opening the building and worship on June 13 with certain protocols in place. It will be so good to see everyone face to face, to visit in person and to worship in […]

2021-06-02T14:54:28+00:00June 2nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: Welcome Home!

Pastor’s Message: Hope for New Beginnings

Greetings!

Happy Spring! Daffodils have bloomed, the world is greening up and the rhododendrons by the church were especially beautiful this year! I’m anxious to plant a small garden and flower beds. Spring is a time of anticipating, watching things grow, waiting for flowers to share their colorful splendor or maybe carefully checking for that first […]

2021-04-29T13:50:31+00:00April 29th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: Hope for New Beginnings

Pastor’s Message: God’s Love Letter

Dear Friends,

Easter is upon us and here we are a year after trying to adjust to celebrating one of our most joyous and sacred holidays via Zoom. There have been many ups and downs and glitches we have weathered and to be at the same place in the process is disappointing at best. There are […]

2021-04-01T15:02:55+00:00April 1st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: God’s Love Letter

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday

We will begin the Season of Lent next Wednesday with a COVID-style observance of Ash Wednesday. On February 17, if you are comfortable and you would like to receive the Imposition of Ashes in person, I will be in the sanctuary from 12 Noon until 1:30 p.m. You may enter the front or on Bennett […]

2021-02-09T14:20:34+00:00February 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Lent begins with Ash Wednesday

Making beautiful afghans

The Three Rivers Woman’s Club Afghan group met February 4 at First Presbyterian Church. They donated eight more afghans to the domestic assault shelter; that is a total of over 1,000 afghans donated by the club so far! Kudos to these ladies for their hard work and dedication! Church cat Bennett also enjoys the action.

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2021-02-05T15:34:16+00:00February 5th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Making beautiful afghans

Pastor’s Message: One Moment at a Time

Greetings and Hello February!

January seemed to fly by and for some reason I have always felt like February was the longest month of the year even though it has the fewest days! Maybe it’s because I start looking for signs of Spring way too early and I’m anticipating working in my flower gardens. So, this […]

2021-02-02T14:38:52+00:00February 2nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Pastor’s Message: One Moment at a Time

Keeping the Dream Alive

FPC members and friends participated in the annual “Solidarity in Diversity” Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, which this year was a standing vigil in downtown Three Rivers. The observance will continue throughout the month of February, as the story of Dr. King’s life and the continued freedom movement will be in downtown storefront windows for […]

2021-01-18T23:22:58+00:00January 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Keeping the Dream Alive