In an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, First Pres has taken proactive steps as a church to protect the spread of the virus. This means we cannot physically meet together. As of March 15, all services and events have been cancelled. The President has asked us to continue social distancing until May 1, and Palm Beach County schools are closed until that date, also. We anticipate that we will not have Sunday worship service and events through April 30, either. If anything changes, we will post that information here.
All worship services are available on YouTube and this website. We will continue to have our pre-recorded worship services (traditional and The Way) available for you each week. For Holy Week, the services and devotionals (described below) can also be accessed by clicking the button below.
This Sunday, April 5, at 5 pm, Rev. Elizabeth Nielsen will lead our monthly prayer service via Zoom.
Holy Week begins this Sunday with Palm Sunday. We will be sending via email a devotional for each day of Holy Week, prepared by our pastors, based on passages from the Gospel of John. There will also be one piece of special music that will be a part of the devotional time. The schedule is as follows:
Holy Week Daily Worship/Devotionals
Palm Sunday worship- Traditional service and The Way, Ron Hilliard preaching both.
Monday-John 12: 1-11; Psalm 36: 5-11; Eddie Nabhan
Tuesday-John 12: 20-36; Psalm 71: 1-14; Josh Bartz
Wednesday-John 13: 21-32; Psalm 70; Steve Gibbons
Thursday-John 13: 1-7, 31b-35; Chris Southard
Good Friday worship-John 18:1-19:42; Psalm 22; music from both The Way and Sanctuary; Elizabeth Nielsen is preaching. The Sacrament of Communion will be observed. Please have your elements ready.
Saturday-John 19: 38-42 or Matt. 27: 57-66; Psalm 31: 1-4; 15-16; Ron Hilliard
Easter Sunday worship-Traditional service and The Way, Lucky Arnold is preaching both.
Collecting tithes and offerings remains a beautiful act of worship each week. There are a few different methods through which one can give while we are not meeting on campus.
- Via our secure giving website
- Via text message - Simply text an amount you would like to give to the number: 561-283-0061. Visit our Ways to Give page for further instruction.
- Via your bank's website through the bill pay option
- Mail your check to First Presbyterian Church, 717 Prosperity Farms Rd., North Palm Beach, FL 33408
We are also accepting gifts to our Samaritan's Pocket fund which is used to help individuals in need of financial assistance. Designate "Sam's Pocket" in the memo through your preferred method of giving.
Our seminary resident, Josh Bartz, and his wife, Taylor, who handles the church's social media, put together a short video on how to use the church website, YouTube and Facebook pages. Here is the link to see this: https://youtu.be/shPo8eQSwLI
We have asked our elders, deacons and staff members to check in with our church members and family. You should be receiving a call, if you have not already. We also encourage you to call your own circle of church friends. During this time of social distancing and self-quarantining, some people are feeling very isolated or depressed. Reaching out and talking with each other is a great thing to do.
Each of our program departments are communicating with the people involved in each ministry area. We are planning to post video teachings, which you will be able to find here. We are navigating these new circumstances as best as we can and will post items here.
We all need to remember that God is in control, He is not surprised by what is happening in the world today, and He will never leave you nor forsake you. Take this time He has given us, away from our normal routines and busyness of life to seek His face, by praying and reading His Word.
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