Dear First Presbyterian Church Family,

We had a glorious day of worship on Palm Sunday that included a baptism and the debut of a virtual choir piece, based on the classic hymn “Come, Labor On” with new lyrics written by our own Dr. Robin Koozer. If you’d like to watch the whole service, you can click here:  If you would just like to re-watch or share the virtual choir piece, you can click here:

Pastor Damen and I recorded our Monday Check-In today. This is our weekly Bible study broadcast where we reflect on the scripture that will be preached on Sunday, in this case it’s the EASTER STORY! If you’d like to listen to it like a radio broadcast or download it like a podcast, click here: If you would prefer to see our smiling faces, you can watch it on YouTube by clicking here:

I want to invite you to join us for Holy Week services. Here’s the schedule:

4/1, 7pm: Maundy Thursday Worship Service with optional footwashing ritual and communion

In-Person in our sanctuary (no need to RSVP) and Stay-at-Home broadcast on Facebook live

4/2, 7pm: Good Friday Service

In-Person in our sanctuary (no need to RSVP) and Stay-at-Home broadcast on Facebook live

4/2 at 7pm – 4/4 at 7am: Easter Prayer Vigil

Sign up for an hour to come down and pray in our chapel in-person or pray from home:

4/4, 10:30am: Easter Morning Service – Lynn Farrell Arena at Hastings College (no need to RSVP)

Due to social distancing guidelines, we are moving our Easter service to the arena at Hastings College! Join us for a glorious celebration of Christ’s resurrection! Music will be led by our Chancel Choir and the Cathedral Brass. We will close with a recording of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Facemasks will be required and social distancing will be observed. This service will also be broadcast on Facebook Live and simulcast on KICS Radio 1550 AM and 92.7 FM

We hope you can join us throughout this Holy Week. My prayer is that you have a blessed week reflecting on Christ’s journey to the cross, the grave, and to his glorious resurrection.

Your Servant in Christ, Pastor Greg