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Festival of Music Announces Schedule of concerts for 2017-2018 Season

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Music

Now in its 27th season, First Presbyterian sponsors this concert series that is free and open to the public. The offerings have included soloists, both instrumental and vocal, instrumental ensembles, and dramatizations. The music offered has ranged from classical and sacred to popular song. All concerts are Sundays at 4 p.m. We also sponsor a series of Lenten Organ Concerts on five Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 beginning the second Wednesday of Lent.

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The Kingdom of God

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 in Sermons

The Kingdom of God. These words of Jesus—I read them over and over, searching them for something positive to embrace. But the more I read this passage, the more daunting His words sound to me.

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Contentment in Obscurity – Colossians 3:1-11

Posted on Aug 4, 2013 in Sermons

In the early church, baptism was a big deal—much more so than it is for us today. Understand, unlike today, most baptisms in the early church were adult baptisms. And given the persecution going on then, presenting yourself to be baptized was not the easy or automatic nor the indifferent decision it so often is today. The powers and authorities who crucified Jesus were still in charge. So in the early church, to present yourself for baptism you understood that you were being baptized into His death & resurrection.

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For Freedom – Luke 9:51-62

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 in Sermons

This week our nation will again pause to celebrate our founding. We celebrate that our independence was established upon the cornerstones of human dignity–human equality, human freedom. Like our other national holiday Memorial Day, July 4 is a good time to give thanks to God for the sacrifices so many have made on our behalf.

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Under cross-examination – Luke 10: 25-37

Posted on Jul 14, 2013 in Sermons

What constitutes a good question? In light of today’s passage from Luke, which begins with Jesus under cross examination, facing questions from a lawyer, an expert in the Torah – I’ve been thinking about topic. What makes for a good question?

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