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Call for Prayer

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Six months ago we revealed a new mission statement. Christ has called us to be Light and Life for the City. On Sunday we closed an eight-week series exploring what it means. “Light” is the knowledge of Christ—the good news of what God had done in Jesus to save us...

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Tags: e-blast, the cross

Lent, Holy Week and Easter at First Pres

Posted by Laura Mueller on

The reflective season of Lent leads us into to the wrenching passion of our Savior and the glory of His Resurrection. Come as you are—everyone is invited to journey together to the cross this season through the following Lent, Holy Week and Easter offerings.  Every Day Daily...

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Tags: lent

Light for the City - Cuba Team Reflections

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Beside the colorful 1950s cars and buildings from the same era, a young pastor walks the streets of downtown Havana. She steps inside a two-story home built in an unmistakable art deco style, pastel paint chipping. Up a narrow stairwell, she knocks on an apartment door and is greeted by a...

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Tags: cuba

Day 1

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Wednesday, March 6 Today's Passage: Romans 3:22–26 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the...

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What's Happening - Week of March 3

Posted by Laura Mueller on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, March 3 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we finish our sermon series, Light and Life. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from Luke 5:17–32. Adult Sunday...

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The Next 1,000

Posted by Tim McConnell on

A few weeks ago, we handed out flashlights to everyone gathered for Vision Sunday. We talked about how Christ has called us to be Light and Life for the City, and we made a commitment to shine His light. Part of that morning was talking about the “next 1,000.” While we are not called...

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Tags: eblast, light and life

A Creative Look at the Cross Journey - Station 5 & 6

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Station V: Jesus Is Judged by PilateMatthew 27:1-2. 11-26 Huberto Maestas. San Luis, Colorado.Photo Credit: Val Purswell   Station VI: Jesus Is ScourgedMathew 27:27-31 A Prayer and A Painting Lost https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcEFTRmnowwYo Yo Ma - Healing Our CityYo Yo Ma performs at...

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Tags: cross journey, gtw

What's Happening - Week of February 24

Posted by Laura Mueller on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, February 24 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we continue our sermon series, Light and Life. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from  Luke 5:1-11. Adult Sunday...

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Special Announcement: A New Call for the Fowlers

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Last evening our First Pres Session heard how the Lord is leading Katie and Chuck Fowler to a new thing! We are excited to announce that Katie and Chuck have accepted a call to a church plant with Corona Church in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver. Corona is a fellow ECO church, and Katie...

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Open Palms

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I don’t remember where I picked up this illustration, but I think of prayer in this way. Imagine a father and a son walking down the beach, and along the way the boy is collecting things. After a while, the father says, “Show me what you have there, son.” But the boy is afraid...

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Tags: e-blast, light and life

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