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Choir Favorites Concert Service – Sanctuary

05-21-2017-sanct-choir-concert

Today, the Chancel Choir presented a selection of their favorite anthems from the 2016-17 choral year.  Many thanks to choral director Dr. Jerry Smith, organist Sue Scott, accompanist Sharon Smith, guest soloist Debbie Hart, percussionist John Monks and the entire FPCP Chancel Choir for a beautiful morning of music and memories. Musical Selections (in order […]

The Followers of Christ: God Lives in Us – Sanctuary

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05-14-2017-sanct-god-lives

As we celebrate Mother’s Day and Confirmation Sunday, we look at the followers of Christ know as Children of God.  This is the time of the year when families gather, and we often hear, ‘you look just like your mother (or father.)’ Sometimes people might wonder where Jesus got his qualities.  And in fact, he […]

The Followers of Christ: Ambassadors of Christ (Sanctuary)

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04-30-2017-sanct-ambassadors

Today, we looked at the followers of Christ known as Ambassadors, beginning with a children’s message about how we can be ambassadors of Christ’s love as children, as shared by Stephen Murphy and Janie Roberts, two of the Colina de Luz mission trip participants, followed by a Minute for Mission shared by Dana Stonerook, another […]

Easter Sunday: Hope is Raised – Sanctuary

04-16-2017-sanct-hope-raised-easter-sunday

Hear the good news – Jesus Christ has risen from the dead!  Hallelujah!  The hope of Easter is not limited to God’s ability to DO the amazing, it also includes God’s hope that we will respond to the amazing.  God is challenging us to take a risk in our every day lives and live for […]

Good Friday Tenebrae Service – Sanctuary

04-14-2017-sanct-good-friday-tenebrae

The service of Tenebrae (the name means ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows’) is a Holy Week devotion which traces its roots back to the seventh century. It is characterized by the gradual darkening of the Sanctuary as candles are extinguished throughout the service. Every word spoken in the service is found in the Scriptures. The service is […]

The Faces of Jesus: Faithful Jesus – Sanctuary

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04-09-2017-sanct-palm-sunday

As Jesus lived through the last week before his crucifixion, he went to the Temple every single day.  He went where his people to were that week, to bring God’s love to all of them, and today, to all of US.  He was facing making the ultimate sacrifice for them, and for us – he […]

The Faces of Jesus: Fasting Jesus – Sanctuary

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04-02-2017-sanct-fasting-jesus

Due to a brief power outage during the 9:00am service, we were unable to capture video of today’s  service, however we hope you will listen to the available audio recording of today’s bible verses and sermon.  Please note that the Old Testament Scripture lesson is missing the last couple of verses.  We hope the video recording […]

The Faces of Jesus: Healer Jesus – Sanctuary

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03-26-2017-sanct-healer-jesus

Due to (hopefully temporary) technical issues, the full video of today’s service is not available.  Please check back – if we are able to do so, the video will be posted at a later date.  Until then, please listen to the audio recording of today’s Message. As we continue with our series ‘The Faces of […]