Ministry

Sermons

1 Corinthians 1:10-18 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 Trouble in River City Ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to tell you that there is trouble!  Trouble right here in River City.   Trouble that starts with a T -- which rhymes with P-- and that stands for . . .   POOL.   I knew someone would know!  Who can name the musical?    In the 1957 musical, con man and traveling salesman Harold Hill, convinces the Iowa town folk to buy musical instruments, A boy’s band would keep their sons out of the pool hall with its cigarettes, ragtime music, and scarlet women.  There is “trouble in River City” he says, and a boys’ band is the solution. Were it only so simple for the city of Corinth, Greece.  First century Corinth, a thriving, wealthy commercial city, that sat on a Corinth sat on a narrow little strip of land between the Saronic Gulf and the Corinthian Gulf.  So positioned, it was a thriving, wealthy commercial city that had trouble with a capital T.   The trouble was more serious than a pool hall.  There was drunkenness and “debauchery.”  Filthy traders and sailors with filthy habits. Above the Acropolis stood the temple of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, with her 1000 priestesses who were sacred prostitutes.  They plied their trade on the streets of Corinth at night.

Congregational Care

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:  to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” ~~  James 1: 27 Congregational Care is the nurturing arm of the church. This ...

Fellowship

“Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the good will of all the people.  And day by day the Lord added to their number those who we...

Christian Education

John 15: 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Luke 17:5-10 5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6The Lord replied, “If you had faith...

Membership Growth

                  “Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.  For in the one Spirit we...

Music Ministry

Under the direction of Donald Kensinger, First Presbyterian Church continues a history of exceptional music ministry .  Chancel Choir practices Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30.  Soloists – from the choir and invited guests-- often sing during worsh...

Mission Outreach

Christ calls us to be doers of the Word and not hearers only. Therefore, we show God’s love to others because Christ has bestowed his grace on us. Our Mission Statement is “We are a mission church, historically and intentionally diverse, dai...

DVD Lending Library

Our Children’s and Family video collection is housed in the church library, with self-checkout for two-week periods.  Below is an annotated list of holdings.  Check back for additional selections.