“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt God’s name together.”  Psalm 96: 8

 

Worship begins at 11:00am.  Attire is sharp casual.

    Worship is central to our being a church community. It is the time in the week set aside for rejuvenation, learning, praising God, and being together in communion with each other. Through song and prayer, and in hearing the spoken and sung word of God, we grow together and learn to live and love life.

    Sunday Worship

    Each Sunday at 11am we gather for community worship in our Sanctuary. It is a spirit-filled time of singing, hearing God's word, and praying. Our dynamic choir helps to lead worship through a wide range of musical styles, while sermons apply to our personal and community lives, and are based on readings from the Bible. Join us in worship this Sunday!

     

    "You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right."

    ~  Aung San Suu Kyi  ~

     

    May 28, 2017

    On this seventh Sunday of Easter, Rev. Thorne will deliver the sermon "One" based on Acts 1:6-14 and John 17:1-10. Click here to view the bulletin. 

    Music

    Music is an important element of the worship experience at First Presbyterian Church. A variety of musical styles is part of each service, with jazz, pop Christian, African American spirituals, classical, and old-time hymn-singing all having a place. The congregation enjoys singing, and is led by the choir, the small band, and our organist/accompanist, all under the guidance of the Minister of Music. Read more about our music program.

    Preaching

    The Word is proclaimed and explained in the course of each worship service. Sermons are based on Scripture and often follow the lectionary of the Christian church. Most Sundays our Interim Pastor preaches, though from time to time there may be a guest preacher or speaker.

    Communion

    The Sacrament of Holy Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to participate in this sacrament, receiving the bread and the wine or juice. The elements are served by the Elders of the congregation.

    Sunday School and Childcare

    We offer childcare every Sunday during the worship service for children under the age of 3 years. Our professional caregivers, Patty and Christina, work with volunteers to provide childcare beginning at 9:00 o’clock in the nursery, located upstairs. We also welcome your children if your family prefers to worship together in the sanctuary. Changing areas are available near the restrooms on the ground level and in the nursery.

    Our Sunday School curriculum is devoted to the major Bible stories and characters, and involves activities, games, and songs that are intended to make the stories and characters relevant to each child. We use the Worship Rotation Model to teach the same Bible story for 4 consecutive weeks. The first week introduces the Bible story to the whole group; for each of the following 3 weeks, children rotate with their age groups through different workshop experiences (art, video, games, drama, cooking, etc.) each week.

    Children are grouped by grade: Kindergarten and 1st Grade; 2nd-4th Grade; and 5th-7th Grade. Children are welcomed in the gymnasium for Sunday School after the Passing of the Peace in the 11:00 o’clock service. They can be met again immediately after worship near the gymnasium. Sunday School is offered  late September through late June. All children are encouraged and welcome to attend.

     

    Fellowship Hour immediately follows Worship in the Elliott Room on the second floor. This is a great opportunity to meet the preacher and others who attended the worship service.

     

    Worship services are streamed live over the Internet. If you find yourself out of town or at home under the weather, you need not miss a minute of the excitement around First Presbyterian Church! Tune in to worship through our website and listen to the music, the sermon, and all the rest of the sounds of worship (sorry, no video). We will provide the worship bulletin in PDF format so that you can follow along. No matter where you are in the world, we will be there, too! But be sure to tune in around 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, because this is Live! From New York!

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    May
    28
    May 28
    Sunday 9:00 AM
    The choir rehearses for the worship service.
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship/music
    May
    28
    May 28
    Sunday 11:00 AM
    Sermon Title and Readings can be found in the weekly eNewsletter (http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/newsletter)
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship
    Jun
    01
    June 01
    Thursday 7:00 PM
    Music is an important element of the worship experience at First Presbyterian Church. A variety of musical styles is part of each service, with jazz, pop Christian, African American spirituals, classical, and old-time hymn-singing all having a place.
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship/music
    Jun
    04
    June 04
    Sunday 9:00 AM
    The choir rehearses for the worship service.
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship/music
    Jun
    04
    June 04
    Sunday 11:00 AM
    We celebrate the Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper (Communion) on the first Sunday of each month.
    During morning Worship
    http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/faq/faq-lordssupper/
    Jun
    04
    June 04
    Sunday 11:00 AM
    Sermon Title and Readings can be found in the weekly eNewsletter (http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/newsletter)
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship
    Jun
    08
    June 08
    Thursday 7:00 PM
    Music is an important element of the worship experience at First Presbyterian Church. A variety of musical styles is part of each service, with jazz, pop Christian, African American spirituals, classical, and old-time hymn-singing all having a place.
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship/music
    Jun
    11
    June 11
    Sunday 9:00 AM
    The choir rehearses for the worship service.
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship/music
    Jun
    11
    June 11
    Sunday 11:00 AM
    Sermon Title and Readings can be found in the weekly eNewsletter (http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/newsletter)
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship
    Jun
    15
    June 15
    Thursday 7:00 PM
    Music is an important element of the worship experience at First Presbyterian Church. A variety of musical styles is part of each service, with jazz, pop Christian, African American spirituals, classical, and old-time hymn-singing all having a place.
    Sanctuary
    http://www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org/worship/music

    Worship and Music are guided by the Worship and Music Committee.

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