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Day 4

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Saturday, March 9 Today's Passage: Matthew 26:27-28 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Questions for...

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Day 3

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Friday, March 8 Today's Passage: Psalm 51:1-12  Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion    blot out my transgressions.Wash away all my iniquity    and...

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What's Happening - Week of March 10

Posted by Laura Mueller on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, March 10 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we start our sermon series, The Cross. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from  1 Corinthians 1:17-24. Adult Sunday Communities meet at...

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Tags: happenings

Day 2

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Thursday, March 7 Today's Passage: Genesis 3:1-13 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may...

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Give Back the Blessing - 2019 Recipients

Posted by Laura Mueller on

God pours out His blessings on us, and one way we show gratitude is by giving back. Each year on Palm Sunday, we take a special offering called Give Back the Blessing to provide tangible help to one City Engagement Partner and one Global Mission Partner Meet this year’s Give Back the...

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Tags: egypt, family life services, gbtb, give back the blessing, gbtb 2019

My Sin Put Him There

Posted by Greg Hartnett on

What is Lent About? We’re not observing Lent because we’re wondering what is going to happen in 40 days. (Spoiler: the tomb is empty! Jesus is risen!) But this is still an important season. We walk through Lent as a formative discipline. We contemplate the gravity of our sin...

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Tags: ash wednesday, lent

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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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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